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Low pressure areas pour it down on East, West

Vinson Kurian Thiruvananthapuram | Updated on September 06, 2011

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The rain-driving low-pressure area over Gujarat and its neighbourhood has become ‘well-marked' while a counterpart system washed over land overnight and hung over Orissa and adjoining Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal by Tuesday evening.

These two formations, along with helpful troughs over the northwestern border and along the west coast, would continue to rain it down heavily over parts of west and east India.

TORRENTIAL RAIN

The torrential rain in the west is fraught with risk to standing crops in the region while the east stands to enjoy the latest but delayed run of the monsoon.

An India Meteorological Department (IMD) update on Tuesday evening said that the monsoon would extend its vigorous spell for two days more over Saurashtra and Kutch in the far west and Orissa to the extreme east.

Fairly widespread rainfall activity would continue over central India and along west coast until Sunday, the IMD said.

Global model forecasts said the cross-equatorial monsoon flows would continue to be strong at least until September 15.

GLOBAL FORECASTS

These would likely be aligned across the Konkan coast, while the rest of the west coast towards the south should be relatively free from heavy rain episodes.

The Coupled Forecast System of the Climate Prediction Centre of the US National Weather Services sees above normal rainfall over west and adjoining central India, eastern parts of northwest India as well east India sustaining until September 18.

Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and the rest of east India are expected to fall under the footprint of this rain wave.

WEATHER WARNING

Meanwhile, a weather warning issued by the IMD and valid for the next two days said that heavy to very heavy rainfall would batter a few places over Saurashtra and Kutch.

Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall may break out over east Gujarat, east Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Vidarbha and Orissa.

Meanwhile, the 24 hours ending Tuesday morning saw interactive rains set up by the ‘low's and a western disturbance to border lash the northwest of the country too.

OVERNIGHT RAINS

An IMD update said widespread rainfall fell over Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Konkan, Goa, coastal Karnataka and Lakshadweep.

It was fairly widespread over Haryana, the Northeastern States, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gangetic West Bengal, Orissa, Vidarbha and Kerala.

Scattered rains fell over Uttar Pradesh, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Madhya Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu while being isolated over Bihar, Jharkhand, Marathawada and coastal Andhra Pradesh.

Published on September 06, 2011

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