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SW Monsoon covers entire India, heavy rain in southern states in next 24 hrs
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SW Monsoon covers entire India, heavy rain in southern states in next 24 hrs

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 19 Jul 2019, 02:20 pm

Pune, Jul 19 (UNI) With the Southwest Monsoon further advancing into the remaining parts of west Rajasthan, it has thus covered the entire country on Friday, said the Indian Meteorological Department in a bulletin here.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places, with extremely heavy spells at isolated spots, is very likely to occur over Kerala, Mahe and south interior Karnataka during next 24 hours, predicted the IMD.

It further said that heavy to very heavy rainfall, with extremely heavy spells, is likely at isolated expanse of coastal Karnataka during the period.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely at a few slices of Konkan, Goa and Lakshadweep, as well at isolated tracts of Madhya Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Poducherry and Karaikal during the period.

Heavy rainfall is likely at isolated regions of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Marathwada, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, Telangana and north interior Karnataka during the period.

Thunderstorm, accompanied by lightning, is very likely at isolated areas over Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha during the period.

Sea conditions are likely to be rough to very rough (with wind speed reaching up to 40-50 Km per hour) over southwest & central Arabian Sea, along & off Comorin (Kanyakumari) area, Lakshadweep, Gulf of Mannar, South Bay of Bengal, Gujarat and Kerala coast, hence fishermen are advised not to venture into these areas during the next 24 hours, the Met warned.

Thunderstorm had occurred at isolated divisions of Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, West Bengal, Sikkim, Odisha, Jharkhand, east Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan, east Madhya Pradesh, Konkan, Goa, Chhattisgarh, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Telangana, Rayalaseema, Tamil Nadu, coastal & north interior Karnataka, Poducherry, Karaikal and Kerala during past 24 hours.

Rain or thundershowers had occurred at most locales in Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Konkan, Goa, coastal Andhra Pradesh, coastal Karnataka, Kerala, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep during the period.

They had occurred at many segments in Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Odisha, Jammu & Kashmir, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh and north & south interior Karnataka during the period.

They had occurred at a few nooks in Assam, Meghalaya, Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, east Madhya Pradesh, Marathwada, Telangana, Rayalaseema and Tamil Nadu during the period.

Isolated patches in Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, west Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Madhya Maharashtra were also hit by rains during the period.

The Southwest Monsoon had been vigorous over Kerala and active over coastal Andhra Pradesh during the period.

It had been weaker over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, west Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat during the period.

In the regions where the Southwest Monsoon is yet to set in, day temperatures were appreciably above normal in some corners of west Rajasthan.

The highest maximum temperature of 40.8 degree Celsius was recorded at Bikaner (west Rajasthan).

 

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