August kicks off with more rain in offing

August 1, 2015 2:08 PM |


HEAVY RAINAugust that begins this weekend is expected to bring a lot of strong winds and rain over several parts of North India and East India. The Monsoon rains that had taken a back seat in last few days are slated to return over several parts of the country in next few days. Good amount of rain, particularly over parts of North India including Punjab, Haryana, Delhi-NCR and East India including West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha is in offing. Heavy rain in the region has also lead to flood like situation at many places.

Rain in East India

The region has been receiving heavy to very heavy rain in view of the cyclonic circulation that crossed Bangladesh and became a depression. According to Skymet, this weather system is likely to move westwards and turn into a low pressure area in next 24 hours, continuing to give moderate rain over the region.

According to the data available with Skymet Meteorology Division in India, the capital of West Bengal, Kolkata, has received a whopping 131 mm of rain in a span of 24 hours from 8:30 am on Friday. Bankura, which is also in West Bengal has recorded 52 mm of rain. While Gorakhpur and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh have recorded 161 mm and 65 mm of rain, respectively. Daltonganj and Gaya in Jharkhand have recorded 71 mm and 23 mm of rain, respectively during the same period of 24 hours.


Rain in Northeast India

Even Northeast India will observe rainfall activity picking up in next few days. Some places have already started receiving good rain. For instance, Imphal in Manipur has recorded 88 mm of rain in last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Friday. While Cherrapunji and Shillong in Meghalaya witnessed 86 mm and 69 mm of rain, respectively during the same period.

Rain in West and North India

Meanwhile, the low pressure area over Rajasthan and the Western Disturbance over Jammu and Kashmir have worked in tandem to give good amounts of rain over Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. For instance, Dehradun in last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Friday has witnessed 72 mm of rain. Light to moderate rainfall activity will continue in the region for next couple of days.

The same weather systems have been giving rain in Rajasthan as well. During the same period Bikaner has recorded 31 mm of rain.

Rain in West Coast

Good amounts of rain have also been recorded in Konkan and Coastal Karnataka region. In last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Friday, Ratnagiri observed 83 mm of rain, while Honavar and Mangalore witnessed 30 mm and 16 mm of rain, respectively.
Parts of coastal Tamil Nadu have also recorded good rain after a long gap. The state capital Chennai has received 56 mm of rain. Some rain has also been recorded in Rayalaseema. Nellore and Ongole in coastal Andhra Pradesh have also observed 11 mm and 6 mm of rain, respectively.

Rain in Central India

Central India is the only region where rainfall in last 24 hours has been minimal. However, weathermen at skymet forecast good rain in the region in next 48 hours, particularly in Madhya Pradesh.

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