New Delhi: Warning the southwest monsoon would become more intense, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted “heavy to very heavy” rainfall in several parts of eastern and central India from Thursday onwards.
“Southwest Monsoon is likely to advance into remaining parts of the Arabian Sea and Maharashtra, some more parts of Gujarat and remaining parts of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, some parts of Madhya Pradesh and East Uttar Pradesh, entire Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Bihar during next 2-3 days,” the weather department said.
Several states, including Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and Odisha, will be impacted by the monsoon in the coming days.
The weather department has forecast “extremely heavy” rainfall in Maharashtra till June 15. The Konkan region could be lashed by “isolated and extremely heavy” showers from June 12 to 15, as per the IMD that has issued a red alert for state capital Mumbai and the neighbouring districts of Thane, Palghar and Raigad.
Kerala is likely to experience heavy rainfall during June 11 to 15, the IMD said.
Karnataka is also likely to experience an increase in rainfall from June 12 onwards, said the weather department, which has issued an orange alert for June 12 and 13.
The IMD has predicted widespread rainfall activity with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall and extremely heavy rainfall very likely to occur over a large number of districts of Odisha during June 10 to 14. The weather department has also predicted low pressure is likely to be formed over North Bay of Bengal and neighbouring areas around June 11.