Southwest Monsoon remained vigorous over Andaman and Nicobar Islands parts of Odisha and Chhattisgarh.
Active Monsoon prevailed over West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, North Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Northeast India.
Major rain contribution came from Long Island that recorded 126 mm of rainfall, followed by Sambalpur at 85 mm and Jharsuguda 65 mm.
On August 16, the cumulative countrywide rainfall stands at -4%. As far as the regional distribution is concerned, Northwest and East and Northeast India are rain surplus by 3%. Whereas, Central and South India are rain deficient by 9% and 16%, respectively.
At present, the western arm of the axis of Monsoon trough is passing through Muzaffarpur, Malda, Digha towards Bay of Bengal. However, the eastern arm is running close to the foothills of Himalayas.