Southwest Monsoon Progresses, Bringing Relief and Challenges to Various Indian States

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IMD Reports Monsoon Advancement in Odisha, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, and Assam Faces Flooding

India – The Southwest Monsoon has made significant progress in multiple states, with light and heavy rains observed in Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, and Odisha. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), as of June 23, the monsoon has further advanced into Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Northwest Bay of Bengal, Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, and East Uttar Pradesh.

Mixed Weather Conditions in Delhi as Monsoon Brings Overcast Skies and High Temperatures

IMD Predicts Light Rain in Delhi Amidst High Temperature and Moderate Air Quality

The IMD had earlier predicted light rain in Delhi on Friday, as most of the day remained overcast. However, temperatures in the city soared, reaching a maximum of 39 degrees Celsius. The humidity level stood at 73 percent in the early morning, while the air quality index remained in the moderate category, recording 102.

Monsoon Arrives in Odisha, Heavy Rains Expected to Continue in the Coming Days

IMD Forecasts Widespread Rainfall and Thunderstorms in Odisha, Several Districts on Alert

The monsoon has set in over parts of Odisha, and heavy rains are anticipated over the next four to five days. Southwest Monsoon has reached Malkangiri, Koraput, and Gajapati districts, with further advancement expected in the next two days. The IMD predicts fairly widespread to widespread rain and thundershowers across the state during this period. Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Puri, Ganjam, and Kandhamal are expected to witness heavy rainfall, while thunderstorms and lightning are likely in Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, and Mayurbhanj. Bhubaneswar has already experienced pre-monsoon showers during the day.

Pre-Monsoon Activity Intensifies in Himachal Pradesh, Heavy Rainfall and Snowfall Expected

Orange Warning Issued for Himachal Pradesh as Pre-Monsoon Showers Bring Relief and Potential Hazards

Himachal Pradesh witnessed escalated pre-monsoon activity on Thursday, resulting in heavy rainfall, thunderstorms, and lightning. The local meteorological station has issued an orange warning for isolated places on June 25 and 26. While lower areas of the state are expected to receive rainfall, higher reaches may experience snowfall. The Met department advises caution as rain and thunderstorms could cause poor visibility, traffic disruptions, power outages, and crop damage. The recent rain brought relief from high temperatures, lowering them below 35 degrees Celsius.

Assam Faces Worsening Flood Situation, Met Department Warns of Heavy Rains

Flooding Devastates Assam as Rivers Overflow Danger Level, 16 Districts Affected

The flood situation in Assam has worsened, with approximately 500,000 people affected by the deluge. The Met department forecasts heavy rains in the coming days, while major rivers, including the Brahmaputra, continue to flow above the danger level. Nematighat (Jorhat) and Dhubri are particularly impacted by the elevated water levels. Rivers such as Puthimari (Kamrup), Paglagiya (Nalbari), and Manas (Barpeta) are also flowing above the red mark. The Regional Meteorological Department has issued a yellow alert for Friday, urging people to remain vigilant. Massive erosion has been reported in several districts, including Sonitpur, Bongaigaon, Darrang, Dhubri, Lakhimpur, Morigaon, Nalbari, South Salmara, and Udalguri.

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