Vikash Sharma

Clearing the air on southwest monsoon, the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar on Saturday informed that monsoon is likely to hit Odisha during the next 4 to 5 days.

In a tweet, IMD’s Regional Centre said, “The conditions are becoming favourable for the monsoon onset in Odisha in the next 4 to 5 days.”

It is believed that Odisha will experience monsoon rains during the upcoming Raja festival.  

As per IMD, the Southwest Monsoon has further advanced into remaining parts of central Arabian Sea, most parts of Konkan (including Mumbai), some parts of Madhya Maharashtra, some more parts of Karnataka today.

The conditions are favorable for further advance of monsoon into some parts of north Arabian sea, remaining parts of Konkan, some parts of Gujarat state, most parts of Madhya Maharashtra, entire Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, some parts of Telengana, Andhra Pradesh, Westcentral and  northwest Bay of Bengal during the next 48 hours.

"Conditions would continue to become favorable for further advance of monsoon into some more parts of north Arabian Sea, Gujarat state, some parts of Marathwada, some more parts of  Telengana, Andhra Pradesh, most parts of Bay of Bengal, entire Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, some parts of Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal, Jharakhand and Bihar during subsequent 2- 3 days," said IMD

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