Low pressure area over Northwest Bay of Bengal(BoB) now lies partly over land and rest over sea. It is covering parts of Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Northwest BoB. The weather system will move northwest across Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh over next 48hr. Thereafter, from the outskirts of East Rajasthan, it will weaken and shift northward over Northwest Madhya Pradesh, Southwest Uttar Pradesh and adjoining Delhi region bringing yet another deluge over Delhi, Uttarakhand and West Uttar Pradesh between 25th and 27thJuly.
As expected, the low pressure has poured heavy to very heavy rains over most parts of Odisha with 3 digit rainfall in 24hr at many places. Coastal stations Puri, Paradip and Chandbali recorded 130mm, 122mm and 156mm. For Chandbali, this is the record highest in 24hr since 2010 and for Paradip, the 2nd highest during this period. Also The interior districts of Boudh, Sonepur and Bolangir measured 177mm, 130mm and 83mm respectively. Moderate rainfall of 30-50mm was recorded at many locations including Balasore, Titlagarh and Pulbani.
The confluence zone of this weather system was way ahead of its center over parts of Vidarbha and Telangana. There was downpour over these 2 sub divisions amounting to 3 digit rainfall at few locations. In Telangana, Nizamabad, Hanamkonda and Warangal recorded 101mm, 109mm and 109.2mm respectively. Chandrapur, Gondia and Nagpur in Vidabha also received heavy showers measuring 118mm, 98mm and 72mm respectively. Heavy rainfall belt extended over parts of Madhya Maharashtra, North Karnataka and Western Ghats. Belgaum and Kolhapur recorded season’s highest showers observing 145.4mm and 147mm. The Cheerapunji of Western Ghats, Mahabaleshwar was deluged with country’s heaviest downpour this season recording 594mm in the past 24hr ending 8.30am today morning. Most of it was realized in just 8hours yesterday in the afternoon and evening hours.
Heavy rains will continue to lash Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Vidarbha. Inclement weather activity will extend to cover Madhya Pradesh, Marathwada, Madhya Maharashtra, South Rajasthan and Gujarat. Very heavy rains will lash many parts of Konkan, Goa and Coastal & North Interior Karnataka.
Courtesy this low pressure area, Pan India rainfall was highest on 22ndJuly measuring 14.4mm against the daily normal of 9.6mm this season, surpassing the earlier record of 14.1mm on 19thJuly. Similar kind of rainfall distribution is expected over the next 24hr. Countrywide seasonal rainfall deficit has now dropped to just 3% as against 8% on 18thJuly. It is expected to plunge further to 2% today. With good rains expected under the influence of yet another low pressure area forming shortly, seasonal rainfall may break even to stand at zero-zero by month end.