The south-west monsoon is expected to begin this week,bringing lots of rain in Jharkhand, predicts Indian Metrological Department.

If IMD’s forecast comes true, the rains will bless lakhs of farmers who are yet to till the land and sow paddy in their respective lands.

MET said that a low-pressure area has formed over northern Odisha and adjoining Gangetic West Bengal and Jharkhand. It is expected to bring heavy and widespread rainfall over central and adjoining eastern India in the next five days. 

Rainfall will increase over the west coast,while heavy rainfall will continue over parts of northwest India, including Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, for at least two more days, the weather bureau said.

A western disturbance is seen as an upper air cyclonic circulation over northern Pakistan and adjoining Jammu and Kashmir. Another cyclonic circulation is likely to form over northwest Bay of Bengal around July 18.

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