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IMD alert! Heavy rain predicted in these states for next 5 days; Mumbai is in under “Yellow zone”

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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IMD alert! Heavy rain predicted in these states for next 5 days; Mumbai is in under “Yellow zone”

New Delhi: Monsoon is coming soon! The Meteorological Department has predicted rain in many states from today, June 26. Heavy rain predicted for the next five days in states like West Bengal, Sikkim, Meghalaya etc. Let us tell you that in some states of South India like Kerala, Karnataka, it is raining continuously for the last several days. At the same time, in many parts of North India including Delhi and UP, the wait for monsoon is just about to end.

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The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Mumbai, has issued a Yellow alert warning of heavy to very heavy isolated rainfall in the city for the next two days.

Heavy rain in these states
The Meteorological Department has forecast that on June 27, the monsoon will knock in the capital. There is a possibility of rain here only from June 27. IMD has predicted rain in many states within 5 days and heavy rain may occur in some parts of Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Sikkim, Kerala and Gujarat. Till June 29, there is a possibility of heavy rain in Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand. Heavy rain is expected in Uttarakhand till June 27-29 and in UP on June 28-29.

When will monsoon cover the entire country?
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday that the crucial southwest monsoon for the Kharif crop is likely to reach the entire country by July 6, while the normal date is July 8. After an early onset, Southwest Monsoon is progressing late in the absence of favorable systems over South Peninsular India and later Central India. IMD said that as of today, the Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) is passing through Porbandar, Vadodara (both Gujarat), Shivpuri, Rewa (both MP) and Churk (UP).

The IMD says that the Southwest Monsoon normally covers the entire country by July 8. However, the Extended Range Forecast (ERF) issued on Thursday evening said: ‘Southwest Monsoon is very likely to hit the entire country from June 30 to July 6.’

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Senior meteorologist at IMD said that there is no date, and the ERF only shows a way. When asked about the date of monsoon with the national capital, he said, “At present, we are monitoring various features and no such date can be given.” Meanwhile, ERF noted that the entire country received more rainfall during the weather forecast week that ended on Wednesday.
The weekly cumulative all-India rainfall was 45% above its Long Period Average (LPA), with a weekly cumulative 120% over North West India, 77% over East and Northeast India and 29% over South Peninsular India. However, it was minus 2 per cent for central India.

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