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Heavy rain in central India over next 3-4 days: Weather office

Widespread and extremely heavy rain is expected to continue over central India and the west coast of India over the next 3-4 days, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday.

The weather office said the previous 24 hours witnessed heavy to very heavy rain with extremely heavy falls over parts of Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Konkan, Goa and Odisha; heavy to very heavy over Madhya Maharashtra, East Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Coastal and South Interior Karnataka; and heavy over Himachal Pradesh, East Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Saurashtra, Kutch, Telangana, Kerala and Coastal Andhra Pradesh.

The monsoon trough is active and lying south of its normal position. It will continue to remain so during the next 4-5 days.

A well-marked low-pressure area is lying over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal Odisha, north Coastal Andhra Pradesh and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal, IMD said. It is likely to concentrate into a depression during the next 24 hours and move west-northwestwards across Odisha and Chhattisgarh.

An east-west shear zone is running over north peninsular India. It is likely to persist during the next 3-4 days. Under the influence of these systems, widespread rainfall with isolated heavy rain and thunderstorm or lightning is very likely over Gangetic West Bengal during till August 11; Jharkhand on August 10 and 11; Odisha till August 12; Assam & Meghalaya on August 8 and 9 and over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura till August 12.

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