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
Normal #Monsoon is likely over #MadhyaPradesh, North Madhya #Maharashtra, East and South #Gujarat, #Vidarbha, parts… t.co/vLh3VGgiuv
Thursday, September 19 13:52Reply
Moderate to heavy #rains are likely to be witnessed over #Andaman and Nicobar Islands. #WeatherForecast t.co/ARrCUARxgk
Thursday, September 19 13:16Reply
मॉनसून के वापसी के बाद तूफान कब आते हैं, इसकी कोई निश्चित तारीख नहीं है। कुछ सालों में तो ऐसा भी हुआ है कि वापसी के… t.co/KMTyvEu4TJ
Thursday, September 19 12:26Reply
Meteorologists at Skymet have predicted light rain along with one or two short spells of moderate rain during the r… t.co/k8QTule3t2
Thursday, September 19 11:50Reply
इस सीजन में सितंबर के महीने में भी मॉनसून ने अच्छा प्रदर्शन किया है जो बहुत कम देखने को मिलता है। अगर अगस्त की बात… t.co/ztydxoFwzr
Thursday, September 19 10:50Reply
#Chennai has received heavy #rains of 75 mm during the last 21 hours. In fact, this is the first heavy spell over t… t.co/HebajMyxPs
Thursday, September 19 09:56Reply
#Pune has received 25 mm of #rains in the past 21 hours until 5:30 am today #punerains #punerain #weathert.co/8KpJ6nl7NG
Thursday, September 19 09:54Reply
In the last 21 hours until 5:30 am today, Mumbai rains of 69 mm have been recorded, of which 6 mm rains have occurr… t.co/sT7jwxHOyC
Thursday, September 19 09:18Reply
Thursday, September 19 07:58Reply
Thursday, September 19 07:58Reply

latest news

Skymet weather

Download the Skymet App

Our app is available for download so give it a try