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‘Low' persists, rain surplus retained at 3%

Vinson Kurian Thiruvananthapuram | Updated on September 27, 2011

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The monsoon withdrawal line was stuck to the Bareilly, Agra, Sawai Madhopur, Udaipur, Deesa and Porbandar

The monsoon withdrawal line was stuck to the Bareilly, Agra, Sawai Madhopur, Udaipur, Deesa and Porbandar alignment for a second day on Tuesday.

The well-marked ‘low' over East India gave up some steam overnight to weaken as a low-pressure system but continued to rain it down, resulting in the hold-up in the withdrawal process.

SURPLUS RETAINED

The monsoon surplus was also retained at 3 per cent amid indications that the lull over southern peninsula is about to be broken during the seven days starting Tuesday.

An India Meteorological Department (IMD) update said that an outlook valid until October 2 (Sunday) suggested the possibility of scattered rain or thundershowers over the Northeastern States.

Isolated rain over south peninsular India too has been forecast during this period, which was in agreement with the seven-day outlook by the US National Centres for Environmental Prediction.

The US agency has gone on to predict better organised rains for the southern peninsula during the week that follows (October 5 to 13).

‘LOW' PERSISTS

Meanwhile, the IMD traced the rain-driving ‘low' over East India to East Bihar, adjoining sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Northwest Bangladesh.

A weather warning said that isolated heavy rainfall would break out over sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the 24 hours ending Tuesday morning saw widespread rainfall being reported from sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim.

It was fairly widespread over Bihar and Andaman and Nicobar Islands and scattered over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya and Gangetic West Bengal.

During this period, isolated rain fell over Himachal Pradesh, East Uttar Pradesh, West Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Orissa, Konkan, Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathawada, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Published on September 27, 2011

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