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Monsoon to knock at Telangana's door today; West Bengal, Odisha tomorrow

Author: Heena Sharma
by Heena Sharma
Posted: Jun 08, 2018
west bengal A low pressure forming in the Bay of Bengal will help Monsoon reach West Bengal and Odisha on Saturday

Current Affairs News: Southwest Monsoon is expected to arrive in remaining parts of Goa, Karnataka, Rayalaseema and some parts of south Maharashtra, Telangana, Coastal Andhra Pradesh on Friday, according to a 'forecast bulletin' issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday evening.

"The south-west monsoon has advanced in some parts of coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema today (Thursday). It is likely to enter into Telangana in the next 24 hours particularly in south Telangana and central Telangana," an IMD official said on Thursday.

Monsoon is expected to touch eastern states of India on Saturday. The weather department said a low pressure being formed in the Bay of Bengal will trigger the advance of Southwest Monsoon in West Bengal and Odisha from June 9.

The low pressure is likely to intensify into a depression by Saturday and move north-northwestwards across West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts, the MeT department said and forecast isolated heavy rains in West Bengal and parts of Odisha from June 9.

"Under the influence of the weather system, the southwest Monsoon is likely to advance into some parts of Odisha, West Bengal and Sikkim and most parts of Bay of Bengal from June 9 to June 11," IMD told agencies on Thursday.

Mumbai received heavy rainfall on Thursday, leaving several areas waterlogged and delaying local trains.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said it had taken precautionary measures, but there were reports of water-logging in Dadar, Parel, Cuffe Parade, Bandra, Borivali and Andheri.

The civic body however claimed it received no complaints of water-logging.

The rains are expected to continue till 9th June. "As rainfall activity is likely to enhance from 8th June with further increase on 9th June, people are advised to abstain from outdoor activities as much as possible during the period and also watch for weather," Regional Meteorological Centre of Mumbai said on Thursday.

As per the IMD, Monsoon has reached the Konkan coast of the state.

Heavy rain lashed the city last night and today, leaving several areas waterlogged and delaying local trains.

While the city received pre-monsoon showers, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said monsoon has reached the Konkan coast.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said it had taken precautionary measures, but there were reports of water-logging in Dadar, Parel, Cuffe Parade, Bandra, Borivali and Andheri.

The civic body however claimed it received no complaints of water-logging.

In view of the heavy rain warning over the week-end, municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta held a meeting with top officials of the MCGM and IMD and issued necessary instructions, the BMC release said.

Though there was no water on the tracks, suburban train services ran late by 10 to 15 minutes.

Fishermen have been asked not to venture into the sea and tourists have been asked to stay away from coastal areas, said an IMD official here.

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