Atmospheric features are aligned ideally for active monsoon conditions over disparate parts of the country, with a western disturbance joining the party from Saturday. Interaction of western disturbances with the monsoon has been known to bring heavy rain for North-West and East India. 

Rain to return to North-West

India Meteorological Department (IMD) said fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls is likely for North-West India for next five days. Interaction of the the western disturbance with monsoonal winds will bring isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall initially over Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Haryana-Chandigarh on Sunday.

Monsoon aiding features

Elsewhere, the seasonal trough over land from North-West India to East India runs to the South of its normal position on Wednesday, which signals active monsoon conditions. Other supportive features including the east-west shear zone of monsoon turbulence over South India and the offshore trough at mean sea from South Gujarat coast to North Kerala coast also persisted. This apart, a cyclonic hung over North and adjoining Central Bay of Bengal, having slipped out from Andhra Pradesh coast. 

Alert for Konkan, Goa

The IMD has predicted more for rain for Kerala where three related deaths were reported on Tuesday. Widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls is likely until Friday before relenting. Along the rest of the West Coast, widespread rain with Isolated heavy to very heavy falls is predicted for Konkan and Goa; ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra; and Gujarat during next five days. Isolated extremely heavy falls may continue to unfold over Konkan and Goa and the ghat areas on Thursday; over Gujarat on Friday; and Saurashtra and Kutch both on Friday and Saturday. 

Longer wait over peninsula

As for East and North-East India, fairly widespread to widespread light to moderate rainfall with isolated heavy falls is likely over the hills of West Bengal and Sikkim, Odisha and Bihar during the next five five days and over Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur for three days. All these leave the rain-deficient parts of Peninsular and adjoining Central India waiting longer for their due.