Despite delayed arrival, Monsoon expected to cover WB; touch Bihar, UP in 48 hours

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Despite delayed arrival, Monsoon expected to cover WB; touch Bihar, UP in 48 hours

Vibha Sharma

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, June 10

Despite a delayed arrival on the Indian mainland on June 3, the Southwest Monsoon travelled fast during the past week, and today advanced over some more parts of south Gujarat, remaining parts of Maharashtra, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, some parts of south Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and south Odisha. 

The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) is passing Surat, Nandurbar, Betul, Mandla, Bilaspur, Bolangir, Puri, and Baghdogra, the IMD said, adding that conditions are favourable for its further advance. It is expected to cover the entire West Bengal and Jharkhand and, also some parts of Bihar and east Uttar Pradesh in the next 48 hours.

Widespread rains with isolated heavy falls are also expected over Northwest India (excluding Rajasthan) between June 12 and 14 due to the remnants of a low- pressure area.  

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

Meanwhile, just a few days after the country witnessed two back-to-back cyclones – Tauktae and Yaas – another low-pressure area is expected to form over the Bay of Bengal in the next 24 hours. The IMD said the LPA is likely to become more marked and move west-northwestwards across Odisha. Under its influence, widespread rains are likely over most parts of east India and adjoining Central India, beginning today.

Due to the strengthening of westerly winds along the west coast in association with the low-pressure area, widespread rains with heavy to very heavy falls are likely to continue over coastal districts of Maharashtra till June 15. Heavy rains are also expected over Kerala, coastal Karnataka and Konkan between June 12 and 15, the IMD said. 

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