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After Kerala, monsoon knocked in these states; IMD issues yellow alert in Central and NW India

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the southwest monsoon has made its knock in West Bengal on Friday. After this, heavy rains have been predicted in Bengal along with the northeastern states for about five days. According to the Meteorological Department, torrential rains have been forecast in Cooch Behar, Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar, Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts till the morning of June 8 in Bengal. The weather of North East will be affected for the next five days, while there is a possibility of lightning and light rain in the Gangetic districts of Bengal.

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Yellow alert in Delhi today
The Meteorological Department has issued a ‘yellow alert’ warning of heat wave at different places in the capital on Saturday. The mercury is likely to reach 44 degree Celsius at Safdarjung Observatory. The Indian Meteorological Department uses 4 color codes for meteorological alerts, which are Green (No Action Required), Yellow (View and Stay Updated), Orange (Be Prepared) and Red (Take Action).

According to the Meteorological Department, monsoon can reach Delhi, UP, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and adjoining states by June 25. At the same time, monsoon is expected to arrive in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar around June 15.

Temperatures breach 45°C mark in parts of Maharashtra
Temperatures crossed 45 degrees Celsius in several parts of Vidarbha in Maharashtra on Friday, prompting the Met office to issue a heatwave warning for the region. “In the 24-period ending at 8.30 am today, Chandrapur recorded 46.8 degrees Celsius, Brahmpuri 45.3 degrees Celsius, Wardha 45.4 degrees Celsius and Nagpur 45 degrees Celsius,” an RMC official informed.

Monsoon in these states
The Meteorological Department said that due to the formation of a cyclonic circulation over the coastal part of North Odisha and Gangetic part of West Bengal and strong southwesterly winds from the Bay of Bengal towards Northeast India. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday that the southwest monsoon has covered the entire north-eastern states and parts of sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, hence heavy rain has been forecast there.

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Earlier, the IMD had predicted widespread light to moderate rain and thundershowers over Kerala, Coastal Karnataka and Lakshadweep and isolated rain over Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, North Interior Karnataka and Tamil Nadu during the next five days.

Weather department said, “Strong Winds (wind speed 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph) over southwest & adjoining westcentral Arabian Sea, Comorin area, gulf of Mannar, south Tamil Nadu coast 03rd & 04th southwest Arabian Sea during next 5 days. Fishermen are advised not to venture into these areas.”

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