Monsoon to hit Northwest India in next 48 hours: IMD

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New Delhi: Parts of East-Central and Northwest India are likely to witness widespread thunderstorm along with lightning over the next two days as southwest monsoon is likely to advance over these regions in the next 48 hours, the IMD said today.

“Conditions are favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into some more parts of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, remaining parts Chhattisgarh and Odisha, entire West Bengal and Jharkhand and some parts of Bihar and east Uttar Pradesh and remaining parts of north Bay of Bengal during next 48 hours,” according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Ahead of the monsoon onset, fairly widespread thunderstorm activity accompanied by frequent cloud to ground lightning is likely over Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh,
Odisha, Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar during the next 2 days, it said.

Heat wave conditions are very likely in isolated pockets over south Haryana on 10th and over Northwest Rajasthan on 10th and 11th June, it said.

A cyclonic circulation lies over Northwest Bay of Bengal and extends upto mid-tropospheric level. Under its influence, a Low-Pressure Area is likely to form over Northwest Bay of Bengal & neighbourhood during next 24 hours.

It is likely to become more marked during subsequent 24 hours and move west-northwestwards across Odisha.

Under its influence; fairly widespread to widespread rainfall activity with isolated to scattered heavy to very heavy falls very likely over most parts of East India & adjoining Central India from today, it said.

Isolated extremely heavy falls (≥ 20 cm) also very likely over Odisha on 11th & 12th; over Chhattisgarh during 11th-13th; over East Madhya Pradesh on 13th; over Vidarbha on 12th & 13th, June 2021.

Due to the strengthening of westerly winds along the west coast in association with Low Pressure area;  widespread rainfall activity with heavy to very heavy falls likely to continue over coastal districts of Maharashtra during 10th to 15th June and likely over coastal Karnataka during 12th to 15th June, 2021.

Isolated heavy rainfall is very likely over Kerala during 12th to 15th June, 2021.

Isolated extremely heavy falls also very likely over Konkan during 12th to 15th June, 2021, the IMD said.

Due to west-northwestwards of Low-Pressure area and its remnant, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall activity with isolated heavy falls is very likely over northwest India (excluding Rajasthan) during 12th to 14th June, 2021.

Isolated very heavy rainfall also very likely over Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh on 12th June, it said.