Rain lashes states as monsoon advances

Rain lashes states as monsoon advances

Heavy rain lashed coastal and interior parts of states on Saturday as southwest monsoon advanced further into the interiors. Telangana and Andhra Pradesh received heavy rain on Saturday. 

In addition, a well-marked low pressure area off north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coast has concentrated into a depression, causing widespread rains in Warangal, Khammam and Adilabad in Telangana and East and West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam, Nellore, Vizag, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts in AP. At least 50 boats were stranded in Nizampet in coastal Andhra Pradesh.

Heavy rain in UP 

Parts of western Uttar Pradesh received heavy rains with the MeT department forecasting that monsoon may advance into the state in the next four-five days, PTI reports from Lucknow.

Director of the Lucknow MeT office J P Gupta said the rain was part of pre-monsoon showers that monsoon was advancing normally and if the situation remains the same, it would enter the state by June 24-25. Following rain, day temperatures fell appreciably in Moradabad and Meerut divisions and changed a little in the remaining divisions of the state.

According to a MeT forecast, rain and thundershowers would occur at isolated places over the state in the next 24 hours. It warned that dust storm or thunderstorm accompanied with squall would occur at isolated places. 

Low pressure in Odisha

Normal life was affected on Saturday in several parts of Odisha, particularly in south and coastal region including  capital Bhubaneswar, as rain lashed the region following low pressure formed in the Bay of Bengal. 

More rainfall is in the store as the local weather office has already predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in the interior, north, south and coastal Odisha in the coming few days.

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