New Delhi: Heavy to very heavy rainfall has been predicted for most parts of north India including Uttarakhand, Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh and western Uttar Pradesh. Rains are also expected to lash parts of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, east UP and east Rajasthan.
Monsoon is expected to gain strength over these parts of the country in the next 24 to 48 hours. Heavy to very heavy rainfall has also been predicted for parts of Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, central Maharashtra, Gujarat as well as in Gangetic West Bengal and north-eastern states of Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya and Mizoram.
A warning has been issued for fishermen in coastal West Bengal and Odisha and they have been asked to not venture into sea till at least Monday due to high-speed winds reaching 55kmph.
#MonsoonUpdate: Heavy to very heavy rain at a few places with extremely heavy fall at isolated places very likely over Odisha; heavy to very heavy rain with extremely heavy fall at isolated places very likely over Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh and Telangana (1/4) pic.twitter.com/NOdhBNzZjk
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Emergency personnel in different states have been told to be on high alert.