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After prolonged active phase, Monsoon rains take a backseat

August 14, 2016 11:40 AM |

After prolonged active phase, Monsoon rains take a backseatSouthwest Monsoon gave heavy rains over several parts of the country both during the months of June and July. So much so that several rain records were broken and many cities witnessed a saga of three digit rains.

Several districts, states as well as sub-divisions were witnessing rainfall on the surplus side. Not only this, many areas in the region were also reeling under flood like conditions during this period. Thus July ended on a surplus note for the country.

The month of August began on a rainy note and gave good rains over many parts of the country. Multiple weather systems developed in the Bay of Bengal as well as in interior parts of the country, keeping the Monsoon surge active over the country.

However, the joy of heavy Monsoon showers took a backseat after a few days into August. The weather systems gradually lost their intensity and Monsoon became subdued over several parts of the country.

The low pressure area which was over Jharkhand and adjoining areas, has moved west north-westwards due to which rains reduced over Jharkhand and West Bengal as well. Monsoon surge has weakened over the entire West Coast. Mumbai rains in particular have taken a backseat. However, rains have picked up pace over Delhi during the past few days.

At present, Monsoon as a whole has taken a backseat and most parts of the country are witnessing subdued rainfall activity only. These conditions are expected to remain the same until a strong weather system develops in the Bay and revives the Monsoon surge over several parts.

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