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These states are likely to witness ‘heavy’ rains for next few days: IMD

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday said that as a cyclonic circulation is lying over the East-central Arabian Sea and is extending up to mid-tropospheric level tilting southwestwards with height, it is very likely to persist for the next 4-5 days and according to the weather department fairly widespread to widespread light to moderate rain is very likely over several states in the next few days.

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The IMD said that isolated heavy falls are likely over Goa, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala for the next 4-5 days. Coastal Karnataka, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry may witness rains between October 10 to October 12. 

The IMD has also predicted light to moderate rainfall at most places with isolated thundersquall (wind speed 50-60 kmph) over Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

According to the met department, the southwest monsoon has further withdrawn from some more parts of Gujarat, some parts of Madhya Pradesh, most parts of Rajasthan, entire Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and some parts of Uttar Pradesh on Friday. It also stated that a Low-Pressure Area is very likely to form over the north Andaman Sea around October 10 and may become more marked and move west-northwestwards towards south Odisha and north coastal Andhra Pradesh coast during subsequent 4-5 days.

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