Monsoon touches Maharashtra, Odisha, West Bengal; UP still sizzles under heat wave

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The monsoon reached parts of Maharashtra, Odisha and West Bengal, triggering rain while hot weather conditions prevailed in Uttar Pradesh where some places recorded temperatures over 40 degrees Celsius on Monday.

Other parts of the state are likely to be covered by the monsoon as it gradually advances further, IMD officials said, expecting heavy rains to lash the state. Monsoon arrived in Kolkata also, three days behind the official schedule, raising hopes of much-awaited rains after a long and scorching summer.

Light to moderate rainfall occurred at one or two places in north Bihar and southeast Bihar with Purnea recording 81.5 mm of rainfall, while Bhagalpur and Patna registered 0.5 mm and trace, respectively.

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