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IMD declares ‘break monsoon,' sees revival in 3 days

| | Updated on: Jul 02, 2011
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The India Meteorological Department has declared ‘break monsoon' conditions prevailing over the country.

‘Break monsoon' is the intra-seasonal recess in monsoon activity, which is a natural occurrence after the monsoon has completed its first spell.

But the IMD added rains are expected to revive over the next three days, with the west coast and central India coming under the fresh spell. Some meteorological experts have questioned the wisdom of categorising prevailing conditions as befitting a ‘break monsoon.' They point to the fact that parts of the west coast and immediate interior are still receiving rains. Also there is an offshore trough along the west coast, which indicates that the monsoon has not entirely shut itself out, a ‘must condition' before a classical break monsoon can be declared. The experts prefer to call this an extended weak phase.

The IMD update said that the land-based monsoon trough runs along the foothills of Himalayas. Strong westerly winds are prevailing over the plains of northwest and adjoining west and central India.

There is also significant reduction in cloud coverage and rainfall activities over central and northwest India and rainfall activity is mainly confined over east and northeast India, Tamil Nadu and along the foothills of Himalayas.

Published on July 02, 2011

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