NEW DELHI: With southwest monsoon spreading across country, IMD has issued warning for heavy rainfall in parts of northeastern states, Uttarakhand and Bihar for next five days, even suggesting authorities to take precautionary measures in Meghalaya and Assam.
The weather office issued red category warning for Assam and Meghalaya, with both states expected to receive extremely heavy to very heavy rain during next five days. The water level in Jiabharali River is in high food situation.
Heavy rainfall is expected for the states of Uttarakhand, east Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.
The weather office also issued colour coded warnings for states expected to receive heavy rainfall, asking authorities to take precautionary actions to prevent loss of life and any severe damage.
The southwest monsoon is expected to be normal this year with the IMD forecast for good rainfall across the country. The monsoon reached three days in advance in Kerala on May 29 and has progressed fast since then.