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SW monsoon to hit Orissa, parts of Jharkhand, Bihar in next 3 days

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, June 5 (UNI) After hitting Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Mumbai and Goa, the Southwest Monsoon is all set to reach Orissa as well as parts of West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar during the next 2-3 days, the meteorological department said.

The weather office said that conditions are favourable for further advance of Southwest monsoon into Orissa, remaining parts of West Bengal and adjoining parts of Jharkhand and Bihar during the next 2-3 days.

Yesterday's upper air cyclonic circulation over North Bay of Bengal persists and has extended upto mid tropospheric levels, they said.

While the monsoon is likely to hit Kolkata on June 7, it could reach Cuttack in Orissa on June 8, the weather office said.

In fact, the met office has forecast rain or thundershowers at most places over Orissa and at many places over West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar and Jharkhand during the next 72 hours.

Further, isolated heavy rainfall is likely over West Bengal and Sikkim, Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand, Tripura, Assam and Meghalaya.

They have also forecast that scattered rainfall activity over West Coast was likely to continue.

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