Widespread rain over north, many other parts of country

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New Delhi, July 9

The western end of the monsoon trough is north of its normal position and its eastern end close to the foothills of the Himalayas, according to the IMD.

In addition, the convergence of south westerly/southerly winds from Bay of Bengal is expected to continue over northeast and east in the next four days.

Under its influence, fairly widespread to widespread rain with isolated heavy to very heavy rain is likely over Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, northern parts of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim and north-eastern states in the next five days.

Isolated extremely heavy rain is also very likely over Uttarakhand and west Uttar Pradesh on July 11 and 12, east Uttar Pradesh on July 10 and 12 and other parts of east and northeast.

Moderate to intense thunderstorm and lightning are likely over east Uttar Pradesh and west Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, east Madhya Pradesh, north Chhattisgarh, sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim and Assam and Meghalaya.