As reiterated by Skymet, the weather in April has panned out exactly the way it did in March. Several parts of the country have received good amounts of rain in the last ten days leading to the week from April 2 to April 8 ending with rainfall surplus of 133%. This is the second consecutive week that surplus rain has been observed in India. The week from March 26 to April 1 was also surplus by 64%.
North India in both the weeks has been the main contributor in pushing up the rainfall figures of the country. For instance the sub-divisions of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh have been surplus by 279% and 181% respectively during April 2 to April 8. Similarly, Punjab and Uttarakhand have been surplus by 463% and 439%, respectively. Against the weekly rainfall of 2.8 mm Punjab has received 15.8 mm of rainfall, while Uttarakhand has recorded 33.4 mm of rainfall against an average of just 6.2 mm. In the previous week also these sub-divisions had observed surplus rain.
The central part of the country which includes Marathwada, Vidarbha and Chhattisgarh had been deficit during both the weeks. Marathwada was deficit by 92% in the first week, while the deficit shot up to 100% during the second week. Similarly Chhattisgarh was deficit by 62%, while the deficit shot up to 98% in the following week. The sub-divisions of Odisha, Rayalaseema and Telangana have also been deficit in both the weeks.
However, the deficit is expected to be wiped out in the coming week as Skymet weather models show prolonged and widespread rain in India from April 11. Central, South and East India would be the main regions where good amounts of rain are expected. North India will receive light rainfall activity this time.