The ongoing wet session over central India will get a further leg-up as a follow-up rain system brews over North Bay of Bengal.

It will track almost the same path as the predecessor, giving another round of rains over east-central, central and west India.

RAINS FOR GUJARAT

Significantly, Gujarat also stands to get moderate to heavy rains as the system travels in, before it moves into adjoining Rajasthan and dissipates.

But models suggest that Saurashtra and Kutch would most likely sit out of this session.

Otherwise, the wet cover would is expected to hang variously over the regions listed above until mid-week next week.

Entire west coast would also get favourably impacted, but no such luck indicated for peninsular interior which runs a significant rain deficit already.

Meanwhile on Thursday, the rain-generating low-pressure area was located over northwest Madhya Pradesh by the evening.

HEAVY OVER COAST

Forecast outlook valid until Sunday said that rain or thundershowers would lash Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, east Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Sikkim and Odisha.

Many places over west coast also would receive varying amounts of rainfall, growing in intensity towards Konkan, Goa and coastal Karnataka.

A weather warning valid for the next two days said that heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at one or two places over coastal Karnataka.

Heavy rainfall would also occur at one or two places over Madhya Pradesh and east Rajasthan.

ISOLATED IN SOUTH

It is likely that similar conditions would pan out over Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and west Uttar Pradesh on Friday, the IMD said.

An extended outlook by the IMD said that rainfall would increase over Rajasthan and Gujarat.

Scattered to fairly widespread rainfall is seen over the rest of the country outside southeast peninsular India where it would be isolated.

vinson.kurian@thehindu.co.in

(This article was published on August 9, 2012)
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