New Delhi: Southwest Monsoon is expected to reach parts of North India including Delhi, UP, Haryana and Punjab today. The easterly winds have made conditions favorable for further advance of the much-awaited southwest monsoon. On the other hand, an orange alert of rain has been issued in Mumbai for today, Monday and Tuesday. Maharashtra including Mumbai is expected to receive good rains for the next 5 days.
Light to moderate rain with isolated heavy falls very likely over Kerala, Karnataka, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Marathwada, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, North East India and Konkan and Goa today. Light to moderate rain may occur over West Bengal, parts of Jharkhand, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Vidarbha, Madhya Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, parts of Uttar Pradesh, East Rajasthan, parts of Punjab, Haryana and Delhi. Scattered light rain is possible over Interior Tamil Nadu, Lakshadweep, Interior Orissa and Western parts of Rajasthan.
Red alert issued for heavy rains in Kannur, Kasaragod districts of Kerala
The Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for today forecasting extremely heavy rains in Kannur and Kasaragod districts of Kerala. Orange alert has been issued for Wayanad, Kozhikode and Malappuram districts and yellow alert for Palakkad, Thrissur, Idukki and Ernakulam districts on Sunday. Meanwhile, an orange alert has been issued for Kottayam, Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Kannur districts and a yellow alert for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta districts. The weather warning issued for fishermen and people living in the coastal areas of Kerala from July 10 to July 13 said.
Strong wind is blowing at a speed of 40 to 50 kilometers per hour off the coast of Kerala. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea during this period. Red alert means 20 cm in 24 hours. Extremely heavy rain of more than 6 cm while Orange alert means heavy rain in the range of 6 cm to 20 cm. Yellow alert means heavy rain ranging from 6 to 11 cm.
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