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SW Monsoon advances in WB, Sikkim

Written by: Staff
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Pune, June 7 (UNI) With the formation of a feeble low pressure area over Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining northwest Bay, there is enhaced rainfall activity over Orissa and Gangetic West Bengal for the past 2 days.

The Bay of Bengal branch of monsoon has further advanced and covered entire West Bengal and Sikkim, Jharkhand and Bihar, most parts of Orissa, and some parts of Chattisgarh.

It has also covered parts of Telangana and entire coastal Andhra Pradesh.

The northern limit of monsoon passes through latitude 22 degrees N/longitude 60 degrees E, latitude 22 degrees N/longitude 68 degrees E, Poabandar, Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Baroda, Pune, Sholapur, Hyerabad, Jagdalpur, Raigarh, Daltonganj and Raxaul.

The monsoon activity along the west coast had been subdued and is likely to remain so, during the next 48 hours.

The enhanced rainfall activity along the eastern parts is likely to continue for the next 48 hours, as per an IMD release issued here today.

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