South-west monsoon reaches Orissa, WB, Bihar

New Delhi: South-west monsoon has finally reached Bihar, Orissa and West Bengal. Bihar’s northeast part received first monsoon rains. It is expected to advance to other areas in the next three to four days.

Monsoon also set in over some parts of Orissa. The Indian Meteorological Department said heavy rainfall is likely at one or two places over north and southern districts of the state tomorrow.

Parts of Gangetic West Bengal also received heavy rains as the monsoon has become active in these areas and is likely to cover the rest of Gangetic West Bengal, including Kolkata, within a couple of days.

Weather department has predicted heavy to very heavy rains in Bihar, Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, coastal Karnataka and Kerala.