Vikash Sharma

Even as the cyclonic storm 'Biparjoy' over Saurashtra and Kutch is likely to weaken into a deep depression over the same area, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday issued an alert for heavy rainfall in several parts of the country, including Rajasthan.

As per the IMD, isolated heavy to extremely heavy rainfall is likely to occur over the north Gujarat region and south Rajasthan today and over south Rajasthan and adjoining north Gujarat region on June 17.

Thundersquall (60-70 kmph) and hailstorm are very likely to occur at isolated places over Uttarakhand on June 18. Light to moderate rainfall at many places with heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy rainfall is very likely at isolated places over southwest Rajasthan on 16 th & 17th June; southeast Rajasthan on 17th & 18th June.

Isolated Heavy to very heavy rainfall also likely over southwest Rajasthan on 18th; east Rajasthan on 19th and heavy rainfall over southeast Rajasthan on 16th & 20th June; Uttarakhand on 18th & 19th; northwest Madhya Pradesh and West Uttar Pradesh on 19th & 20th June.

Light/moderate scattered to fairly widespread rainfall with thunderstorm and lightning very likely over the region during next five days. Isolated Heavy rainfall also likely over Kerala & Tamil Nadu during 18th-20th.