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Updated on: Thursday, June 10, 2021, 12:23 PM IST

Weather update: Monsoon may advance into parts of Madhya Pradesh in 2 days

Owing to the strengthening of westerly winds along the west coast, in association with a low pressure area, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to continue over coastal districts of Maharashtra till Tuesday.
The monsoon current is also expected to advance to the remaining parts of the Arabian Sea and Maharashtra, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh in two days |

The monsoon current is also expected to advance to the remaining parts of the Arabian Sea and Maharashtra, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh in two days |

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New Delhi/Bhopal: The southwest monsoon is likely to advance to some parts of Madhya Pradesh and east Uttar Pradesh, and some more parts of Gujarat in the next two days, the India Meteorological Department said today.

The monsoon current is also expected to advance to the remaining parts of the Arabian Sea and Maharashtra, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh in two days. During the same period, it may cover entire Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Bihar.

Owing to the strengthening of westerly winds along the west coast, in association with a low pressure area, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to continue over coastal districts of Maharashtra till Tuesday. The same weather pattern is expected over coastal Karnataka during Saturday-Tuesday.

The IMD has also forecast isolated heavy rainfall over Kerala during Friday-Tuesday and extremely heavy rain in isolated parts of Konkan during Saturday-Tuesday. The weather bureau has forecast the formation of a low pressure area over north Bay of Bengal and neighbouring areas on Saturday, and it is likely to become more marked and move west-northwestwards across north Odisha, Jharkhand, and north Chhattisgarh during Sunday-Tuesday.

Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely over most parts of east and adjoining central India from today, the IMD said. The weather body predicts extremely heavy rainfall over Odisha during Friday-Saturday, over Chhattisgarh during Friday-Sunday, and over Vidarbha and Telangana on Saturday-Sunday. Heavy showers are very likely in isolated parts of northwest India, excluding Rajasthan, during Sat-Mon, the IMD said.

Thunderstorm accompanied by frequent cloud to ground lightning is likely over Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Bengal, Jharkhand, and Bihar in the next two days. Dust raising strong surface winds with speeds up to 30-40 km per hour are very likely to prevail over the plains of northwest India today, the IMD said.

The June-September southwest monsoon is crucial as rainfall during this period accounts for nearly 80% of the country's annual precipitation, and kharif crops are completely dependent on monsoon rain in nearly two-thirds of the overall sown area.

The India Meteorological Department recently scaled up its projection for rainfall during the monsoon season this year to 101% of the long-period average. In April, it expected the monsoon to be normal and rainfall during the season to be at 98% of the long-period average.

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Published on: Thursday, June 10, 2021, 12:23 PM IST
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