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New Delhi In North, East and Central India, there will be rains during the next four-five days. Expressing this forecast, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for torrential rains on 26 August in Odisha and 27 August in Chhattisgarh. The department has also forecast heavy rain in many areas of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.
Monsoon likely to move in northwest direction in next four to five days
The IMD said that there is a low pressure area (storm) over the Bay of North Bengal and its adjoining areas, which is likely to increase in the west-northwest direction in the next four-five days. Due to its impact, heavy to very heavy rains are expected in Odisha, Bengal's Gangetic areas and various regions of Jharkhand by August 28. There will also be heavy rains in many areas of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and western Rajasthan between August 26-28. Apart from this, in some areas of Odisha 25-26 and in Chhattisgarh on 27 August, heavy rains may occur at many places.
Sati Devi, head of IMD's National Weather Forecasting Center, said there would be widespread rains in north, central and eastern India. Apart from this, there is a possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall in some remote areas of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand. Also, heavy rainfall is expected in Uttar Pradesh, the national capital Delhi, Bengal, Rajasthan, East Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir and many areas of Ladakh on Wednesday.