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More rain forecast for North-West, Central India

Vinson Kurian Thiruvananthapuram | Updated on August 14, 2020

Fourth low expected over by Aug 19

The latest low-pressure area from the Bay of Bengal (third in the August series) has barely got moving into the land than the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded out a warning of a successor brewing there next week (by August 19). 

The marching of lows have already helped cover rain deficit in Central India but now may go on to set up flooding conditions there. Thursday’s low, which lay parked over North Coastal Odisha and adjoining plains of West Bengal on Friday afternoon, could become more marked (intensified) by Saturday. 

It has enlivened the monsoon trough (each depends on the other to sustain) and catapulted it to an ‘active’ mode. It may shift southwards to extend its tenure in the same mode for 3-4 days more. When the trough moves to South of its normal position, the monsoon perks up over Central and West India.

Heavy rain for West India too 

Convergence of strong and moist south-westerly winds from the Arabian Sea too is set to continue over North-West and adjoining Central India during the next 2-3 days, before the trough heads to South. This would bring fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with heavy falls over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh and Uttar Pradesh during this period and decrease thereafter. 

Isolated very heavy falls likely is forecast over Uttarakhand on Saturday. Fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with heavy to very heavy falls is also forecast over Gujarat state, Konkan, Goa, the Ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra, East Rajasthan and parts of Central India during the next 4-5 days, the IMD said.

Isolated extremely heavy falls are likely over Gujarat State and the Ghat areas of Konkan and Goa on Saturday too. Fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with heavy to very heavy falls is forecast over Odisha, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana during next the two days as the low buzzes away in the immediate neighbourhood. 

Heavy overnight rain 

Meanwhile, the 24 hours ending on Friday morning saw heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy fallsover Gujarat State, Madhya Maharashtra and West Madhya Pradesh; heavy to very heavy over the hills of West Bengal, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, East Rajasthan, Konkan, Goa, Chhattisgarh and Telangana. 

It was heavy over Assam, Meghalaya, the North-Eastern States, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, East Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Significant amounts (in cm) fell over: Anand-32; Umerpada-30; Udaipura and Lakhtar-22; Vallabh Vidyanagar-21; Nadiad-20; Mahabaleshwar and Borsad-17; Surendernagar-16; Petlad and Wadhvan-15; Khandwa and Anklav-14; Ukai and Shahabad-13; Baghdogra, Sagra and Kamrej-12; Bhimpura, Itarsi, Khambhat-11; Dharmsala, Mandi, Surat and Guwahati-10; Baroda airport, Satara and Itanagar-8; Harnai, Hoshangabad, Betul, Hanamkonda and Puri-7; Nahan, Lucknow, Diu and Maya Banda-6 each. 



Published on August 14, 2020

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