Gujarat, Odisha likley to receive heavy rainfall today: IMD

New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall over Gujarat and Odisha for Thursday. The weather forecasting agency also predicted that some isolated pockets of West Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Saurashtra and Kutch, Madhya Maharashtra and Konkan and Goa are also likely to receive heavy downpour throughout the day.

"Heavy Rainfall at isolated places over Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, East Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Sub-Himalayan, West Bengal, Sikkim, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Telangana, Coastal, South Interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala and Mahe." the IMD states in its All India Weather Warning Bulletin.

Thunderstorm accompanied by lightning are very likely over Jharkhand and West Bengal and Sikkim.

Strong winds, speed reaching 40-50 kmph, are very likely to prevail over west-central and southwest Arabian Sea and central and adjoining south Bay of Bengal, stated the weather forecasting agency.

The organisation has also advised fishermen not to venture into sea in these areas for the next few days.

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