The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said fairly widespread to widespread rain are very likely over many parts of north and northeast India, sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim during the next five days.

According to IMD, a cyclonic circulation lies over eastern Uttar Pradesh and extends up to the mid-troposphere levels.

Under the influence of these systems, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall activity with isolated heavy to very heavy falls is very likely over the northeast and sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim during the next five days, it said.

IMD said under the influence of stronger south-westerly or southerly winds from the Bay of Bengal, the rainfall intensity is very likely to increase over these areas from Wednesday (August 11), resulting in isolated extremely heavy falls over Assam and Meghalaya during August 11-13.

According to the IMD, rain or thundershowers were observed at most places of Uttarakhand, Bihar and Arunachal Pradesh and at many places of Himachal Pradesh, eastern Uttar Pradesh, eastern Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim on Monday.

A few places over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, also witnessed rain or thundershowers.

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