New Delhi: Due to the Western Disturbance, the pace of the monsoon has decreased over Northwest India and it may take 7 to 10 days to reach Delhi.
According to the Meteorological Department (IMD), there has been a forecast of light to moderate rain and thunderstorms with strong winds reaching 40-50 kmph in Delhi.
The Monsoon is at its peak in Bihar and it is raining incessantly. The Monsoon has also entered UP. Due to the rains in Bihar, the rivers are overflowing and once again there is a danger of flood. At present, Bihar will not get relief from rain over the next few days.
The Meteorological Department (IMD) has informed in its monsoon bulletin that conditions are not yet favourable for further advance of Monsoon into Rajasthan, parts of Gujarat, Punjab, Haryana and Delhi. In the next 5 days, it may reach some parts of Uttar Pradesh.
Chances of rain in these states during next 24 hours
According to Skymet Weather, during the next 24 hours, moderate to heavy rains are possible over Bihar, east Uttar Pradesh, Gangetic West Bengal, parts of Chhattisgarh, northeast Madhya Pradesh, south Konkan, Goa, coastal Karnataka and parts of Kerala. Light to moderate rain at one or two places very likely over rest parts of Madhya Pradesh, parts of Telangana, parts of Vidarbha, isolated parts of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh and parts of Telangana.
Flood alarm due to heavy rains in Bihar
The Monsoon has entered Bihar. The situation has become such that the water level of the major rivers of the state including Gandak is increasing rapidly. Due to this a flood-like situation has arisen in many districts including West Champaran.
Water logging has occurred in many villages and localities of the city. About 3.5 lakh cusecs of water was discharged from Valmikinagar Gandak barrage into the Gandak river. Due to this water entered many villages situated on the banks of Gandak.
A warning has been issued by the Meteorological Department (IMD) for the next 48 hours. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely in many districts of north Bihar.