IMD predicts heavy rains for Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal today; thunderstorm, lightning likely over Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal

  • The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted that isolated places in Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal are likely to receive heavy rainfall

  • The weather forecasting agency also stated that Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Gangetic West Bengal are also likely to witness heavy downpour throughout the day

  • Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning is very likely to occur at isolated places in Bihar, Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal

New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted that isolated places in Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal are likely to receive heavy rainfall.

The weather forecasting agency also stated that Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Gangetic West Bengal are also likely to witness heavy downpour throughout the day.

 IMD predicts heavy rains for Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal today; thunderstorm, lightning likely over Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal

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"Heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely at isolated places over Assam, Meghalaya, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Konkan, Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Yanam, Telangana and interior Karnataka," the IMD stated in its All India Warning Bulletin.

Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning is very likely to occur at isolated places in Bihar, Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal.

Squally winds, speeds reaching 55-65 kilometres per hour gusting to 75 kilometres, are very likely to prevail over the northeast and east-central Arabian Sea.

"Gale winds, speed reaching 75-85 kilometres per hour gusting to 95 kilometres per hour, are very likely to prevail over northwest and adjoining west-central Arabian Sea," the IMD added. The agency has advised fishermen not to venture into these areas for the next couple of days.

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Updated Date: Sep 24, 2019 09:32:01 IST