Weather Update: Up-Haryana and Uttarakhand may receive heavy rain today, rain continues in Maharashtra



IMD has said that strong winds of 25 to 35 mph are likely to blow in the plains of the country in the next 48 hours

This time the monsoon is moving fast towards north India. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a forecast on Friday saying the monsoon will soon hit the north and eastern states as well ahead of schedule this time. It is predicting the first monsoon rainfall in Bihar late in the evening or Saturday. Heavy rain is also likely to occur in western Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Earlier, the monsoon has arrived in Madhya Pradesh 7 days ago. Meanwhile, the impact of pre-monsoon rains also reached Delhi, NCR, western Uttar Pradesh, Haryana. This led to heavy rain late in the night in many parts of the state, which brought relief from the heat but also caused trees and electric poles to fall due to the storm.

Orange alert issued in Madhya Pradesh

According to IMD, an orange alert was sounded in Madhya Pradesh due to the rise in southwest monsoon, warning of thundershowers in 11 districts of the state.

The monsoon is moving ahead in other parts of the state after reaching Jabalpur, Shoshana bad division, Indore, and large parts of the Shahdol division, and parts of Bhopal and Sagar division in the state. The Southwest Monsoon has also advanced in parts of the north Arabian Sea, Gujarat, and Chhattisgarh, The IMD said.

60% more rainfall in 21 districts of Maharashtra

21 out of 36 districts of Maharashtra received 60 percent more rainfall between June 1 and 10. According to IMD, 60 percent more rainfall has been reported than the average during the last 10 days. Besides Mumbai, the coastal districts of Thane, Raigad, and Palghar received heavy rainfall. It has been raining continuously in several cities and districts including Mumbai.

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