MD Skymet Jatin Singh: Monsoon to enter a subdued phase, rainfall likely over central and West India, Mumbai and Chennai to receive no rains, light to moderate rainfall in Delhi in the last two days of the week, no extreme weather events expected across the country

August 26, 2019 1:39 PM |

Monsoon in India

Since the 25th of July, there have been four consecutive weeks of surplus rainfall which have compensated for the delayed onset of monsoon and the deficient rains recorded in June and early July. July had ended with a countrywide deficit of 9%, but vigorous Monsoon conditions took the rains to a surplus of 1% as on August 25.

According to the rainfall data available with Skymet from June 1-August 25, the country has so far received 672.4 mm of rainfall against the normal of 667.7 mm. Central India has been the chief beneficiary receiving a surplus of 12%. The South Peninsula has also benefited from these active monsoon conditions with a surplus of 7%. North West India faces a deficit of 5%. East and North-East India remains the most rain-parched region in the country with a deficit of 16%. The monsoons will considerably weaken this week and no extreme weather events are to be expected.

Monsoon Rains Region Wise Deficiency

Monsoons Heading Towards a Subdued State

Monsoons this week will break the pattern of the four preceding weeks and deficient rainfalls are likely to be recorded across the country. Two successive monsoon systems are expected to form over the Bay of Bengal which will then move across Central India and reach parts of West India.

Hence, active monsoons, though subdued, will prevail over only the Central parts of the country which include states like Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. Gujarat and Rajasthan will experience some good rains in the second half of the week.

The South Peninsula will experience poor rainfall activity, coming as a reprieve to the flood hit regions. However, rain parched Chennai which had received some heavy showers the past week will also receive light to no rainfall.

The Western Ghats otherwise considered the rainiest pocket in the country will receive light to moderate rainfall at the most. Mumbai which has remained dormant the last fortnight will experience not more than single digit rains. North-East India, another rainy pocket will experience no heavy rainfall.

Patchy Rains in Delhi NCR

Some patchy rains of short duration will be experienced in the last two days of the week in the Delhi NCR region. The flood alert issued in Delhi this past week was a consequence of the excessive rains in the Northern Hills in the catchment areas.

Impact on Crops

Light rains will be good for the crops at this stage. Most of the crops are at the flowering to the fruit formation stage and light rains now will result in good yield. If heavy rains were to persist at this stage, it would have adversely impacted the crops by inducing flower shading and thereby reducing yields.

For accurate weather forecast and updates, download Skymet Weather (Android App | iOS App) App.

Weather Forecast

Other Latest Stories

Weather on Twitter
Northeasterly winds would continue to blow over the southern parts, due to which isolated light to moderate rain ma…
Tuesday, November 12 16:07Reply
#Hindi: भुज, नालिया, द्वारका, सोमनाथ, वेरावल, जामनगर में तेज बारिश, अहमदाबाद, गांधीनगर और बड़ौदा में हल्की बारिश के…
Tuesday, November 12 15:36Reply
#Rainfall activities will pick up pace along the #TamilNadu Coast, South #AndhraPradesh Coast. A few moderate spell…
Tuesday, November 12 15:15Reply
#Marathi: यापूर्वी अरबी समुद्रामध्ये एका वर्षामध्ये चार चक्रीवादळं १९०२ मध्ये आली होती आणि २०१९ मध्ये विक्रमाची बरो…
Tuesday, November 12 15:00Reply
Scattered light rain is likely in a few parts of #Rajasthan. The intensity will increase during the next 48 hours.…
Tuesday, November 12 14:18Reply
Rains will reduce in #NortheastIndia, however scattered light rain is likely today. By tomorrow, rains will reduce…
Tuesday, November 12 14:05Reply
#DelhiPollution: राष्ट्रीय राजधानी दिल्ली-एनसीआर में भीषण प्रदूषण का दूसरा स्पेल 1 हफ्ते में वापस लौटा है। इससे पह…
Tuesday, November 12 13:52Reply
The last time four #Cyclones came up in #ArabianSea in a year was in 1902, and 2019 has already equaled the record…
Tuesday, November 12 13:30Reply
On November 14-15, rain and snow would be lashing several parts of the hilly region. Places such as #Pahalgam,…
Tuesday, November 12 13:15Reply
We do not expect any escape from the situation for the next few days, at least till November 15. Thereafter, modera…
Tuesday, November 12 13:05Reply

latest news

Skymet weather

Download the Skymet App

Our app is available for download so give it a try