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Weather Alert: Heavy to very heavy rainfall expected to lash large parts of India this week, warns IMD

According to the IMD, heavy to very heavy rains at a few places, with extremely heavy rains at isolated places, are very likely over Uttarakhand and east Uttar Pradesh.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: July 02, 2018 18:20 IST ]
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Heavy rain to lash India

In its latest weather update, the India Meteorological Department on Monday predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in large parts of India, including several places in Jammu and Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Gujarat, over the next few days till Friday. 

According to the IMD, heavy to very heavy rains at a few places, with extremely heavy rains at isolated places, are very likely over Uttarakhand and east Uttar Pradesh.

Heavy to very heavy rains, with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places, are very likely today over sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar, Assam and Meghalaya, the weather office said in a statement.

Heavy to very heavy rain is also very likely today at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, West Uttar Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh.

Heavy rains at isolated places are also expected today over north Haryana, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand,Odisha, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoramand Tripura, Konkan and Goa, Rayalaseema, Tamil Nadu, Lakshadweep and coastal Karnataka.

For tomorrow, the IMD said heavy to very heavy rains, with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places, are likely over Assam and Meghalaya.

Heavy to very heavy rain is also expected for tomorrow at isolated places over east Uttar Pradesh,sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim and Bihar.

Heavy rains at isolated places are expected tomorrow over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, north Haryana, Chandigarh,west Uttar Pradesh,Jharkhand, Arunachal Pradesh,Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura,Konkan and Goa, Rayalaseema, coastal Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, it said.

The IMD, in its warning for Wednesday, said heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely at isolatedplaces over Assam and Meghalaya and Konkan and Goa.

It said heavy rains are also expected on Wednesday at isolated places over Sub Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Gujarat region, central Maharashtra and coastal Karnataka.

For Thursday, it predicted that heavy to very heavy rain is likely at isolated places over Konkan and Goa, and coastal Karnataka.

Heavy rains are also expected on Thursday at isolated places over Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Assam and Meghalaya, Gujarat region, central Maharashtra, coastal Andhra Pradesh, interior Karnataka and Kerala.

On Friday, heavy to very heavy rain is likely at isolated places over Odisha, Konkan and Goa,and coastal Karnataka.

Heavy rains are also expected at isolated places over Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Gangetic West Bengal, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Gujarat region, central Maharashtra, Marathawada, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, interior Karnataka and Kerala on Friday.

The four-month monsoon season normally begins from June 1 and ends on September 30.

The India Meteorological Department on June 29 said that the monsoon has covered the entire country, 17 days ahead of its normal onset date.

The monsoon reached Sriganganagar, its last outpost in the country located in west Rajasthan. Its normal date to reach Sriganganagar was July 15.

This year, monsoon touched Kerala on May 29 , three days ahead of its normal onset date of June 1. It battered the western coast in the first half of June. It reached Delhi on June 28. 

(With PTI inputs)

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