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Weather update: IMD forecasts heavy rain along west coast, monsoon advance further into Bengal in next five days

Weekly bulletin spots two cyclonic circulations, one over Gujarat and one over Assam

Our Web Desk Published 24.06.24, 01:45 PM
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Heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely along the west coast during the next five days, the India Meteorological Department said in its weekly weather bulletin on Monday.

Conditions are favourable for further advance of the southwest monsoon into some more parts of north Arabian Sea and Gujarat, some more parts of Madhya Pradesh; remaining parts of Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar; some parts of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand during the next three-four days, the IMD bulletin said.

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It also said that a cyclonic circulation lies over south Gujarat in lower & middle tropospheric levels and a trough runs from this cyclonic circulation to Jharkhand in lower tropospheric levels.

Under their influence, fairly widespread to widespread light to moderate rainfall accompanied with thunderstorm, lightning & gusty winds (40-50 kmph) is very likely over Konkan & Goa, centralMaharashtra, Marathwada, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Gujar, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and Chhattisgarh.

Scattered to fairly widespread light to moderate rainfall is likely over coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam, Rayalaseema, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal during next five days, it said.

Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely over Konkan & Goa, the Ghat areas of central Maharashtra and Karnataka during the next five days, on 24 to 26 June over coastal Karnataka, south interior Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu during, over Gujarat on 24 & 25 June.

Isolated heavy rainfall is likely over Saurashtra & Kutch on 25 & 26 June, Gujarat during 26 to 28 June; Kerala, coastal Karnataka, south interior Karnataka on 27 & 28 June; north interior Karnataka during 25 to 28 June and over coastal Andhra Pradesh during 25 to 27 June

The IMD bulletin also said that a cyclonic circulation lies over northeast Assam in lower tropospheric levels and strong southerly/southwesterly winds prevail in the lower tropospheric levels from the Bay of Bengal into east & northeast India.

Under its influence, the IMD said, fairly widespread to widespread light to moderate rainfall accompanied with thunderstorm, lightning is likely over sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura during the next five days.

Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is also very likely over sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Assam & Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh during 24 to 28 June and isolated heavy rainfall is likely over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura on 24, 27 & 28 June.

A cyclonic circulation also lies over southeast Rajasthan and a trough runs from this cyclonic circulation to north Bangladesh in the lower tropospheric levels, the IMD said.

Under the influence of these systems, it said, scattered to fairly widespread light to moderate rainfall accompanied with thunderstorm, lightning & gusty winds (30-40 kmph) is very likely over Gangetic West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, East Rajasthan, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha during next five days.

Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely over Andaman & Nicobar Islands during 24 to 26 June and isolated heavy rainfall is likely over Bihar during 25 to 28 June, Jharkhand on 27 June, Odisha during 26 to 28 June.

Isolated heavy rainfall is likely over east Uttar Pradesh during 26 to 28, west Uttar Pradesh on 28 June, East Rajasthan on 24, 27 & 28 June and Uttarakhand on 27 and 28 June.

Heatwave warning for next five days

Heatwave conditions are very likely in isolated pockets of Punjab, Haryana, West Uttar Pradesh, Bihar on 24 & 25 June and west Rajasthan during 25 to 27 June and these will abate thereafter, the IMD bulletin added.

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