Buzz in Bay builds as monsoon pounds west India, coast


The India Met Department has officially mounted a watch for a low-pressure area, the fifth in the current series, to materialise over the northwest Bay of Bengal by tomorrow.

A preparatory upper cyclonic circulation lay in readiness to descend to lower levels of the atmosphere to convert as the new ‘low.’

Spectacular show

Two other cyclonic circulations, weakened forms of predecessor ‘low’s, hung in gamely over east Madhya Pradesh and northeast Rajasthan respectively.

This apart, another potent rain-driver system lay to the west and southwest in the form of a elongated offshore trough extending from south Gujarat to Kerala.

Together, they helped the monsoon stage another spectacular show over Saurashtra, Kutch, Konkan-Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, coastal and south interior Karnataka, and Kerala during the 24 hours ending this morning.

Stations recording extreme heavy to heavy rainfall during the period were: Agumbe 25 cm: Dwarka 15 cm; Mangalore, Kannur and Kottayam 11 cm each; Kochi and Valparai 10 cm each.

The emerging new ‘low’ is expected to sustain the show over east, central India, east-central India, northwest India and the west coast for the next couple of days.

Rainfall outlook

Rainfall outlook for the rest of the day and the two days which follow is:

Today, Aug 2: Heavy to very heavy over coastal and south interior Karnataka and Kerala. Heavy over Uttarakhand, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Odisha, Konkan-Goa.

Tomorrow, Aug 3: Heavy to very heavy over Chhattisgarh, Odisha, coastal and south interior Karnataka, Kerala.

Heavy over Uttrakand, Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Konkan-Goa, Madhya Maharashtra.

Monday, Aug 4: Heavy over Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, east Uttar Pradesh, assam, Meghalaya, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, east Madhya Pradesh, Konkan-Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, coastal and south interior Karnataka, Kerala.

Published on August 02, 2014

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