There will be heavy rains in these states in the next 4-5 days, a big update on monsoon came from the Meteorological Department

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi: After the scorching heat, good news is coming from many states of the country. Monsoon has knocked in many states and now its speed has also increased. Monsoon is still late in Delhi but the rain on Friday has given relief to the people. There was no bright sunshine on Saturday and it remained cloudy. Monsoon has knocked in some districts of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand. A red alert has been issued for heavy rain in Kerala.

Which states are going to receive heavy rains?

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday forecast that heavy to very heavy rainfall and extremely heavy rainfall is likely at some places over Kerala, Konkan, Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, coastal and south Karnataka during the next 4-5 days. Heavy to very heavy rainfall was recorded at a few places over Konkan, Goa, Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, East Rajasthan in the past few days. Heavy rains have also occurred at a few places over Kerala, West Bengal (hill areas), Sikkim, Jharkhand, Odisha, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka (coast) and Telangana.Which way is the monsoon heading?
The monsoon is now slowly moving towards eastern UP via Odisha, West Bengal and Bihar. According to the IMD, the monsoon will advance rapidly in parts of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh in the next 3-4 days. The southwest monsoon officially knocked in parts of South West Bengal on Friday. The Meteorological Department said on Saturday that the monsoon has reached entire North Bengal, where heavy rains are occurring. Despite the official arrival, there was no rain. On Saturday, a red alert has been issued for Malappuram district of Kerala and an orange alert for seven districts of the state, in which heavy rains have been predicted. The IMD has also issued a red alert for Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur districts for Sunday. The southwest monsoon reached Madhya Pradesh on Friday, three days behind its schedule

Relief from heat after rain in Delhi-NCR

Along with warning of heavy rains in the next few days, the weather department report also said that heat wave is likely in some areas of west Uttar Pradesh from June 22 to 25 and in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi till June 24-25, though it is expected to reduce after that. The national capital woke up to partly cloudy weather on Saturday morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.6 degrees Celsius, the weather department said. Rainfall in many areas of Delhi on Friday brought relief to people from the scorching heat. Till 8.30 am on Saturday, the city received 4 millimetres (mm) of rain in the last 24 hours.

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