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Monsoon picks up pace over Central India, Northwest India next

July 19, 2017 10:09 AM |

monsoon-indiaAfter remaining on the backfoot, the Southwest Monsoon has finally picked up pace over Central India. Last week, a well-marked low pressure area that had developed over East Madhya Pradesh had battered Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh with heavy to extremely heavy rains, triggering floods.

In its quick succession, another well-marked low pressure had formed in Bay of Bengal, which has now intensified into a depression and is marked over South Coastal Odisha and adjoining Andhra Pradesh coast.


With this, weathermen at Skymet Weather, are predicting another spell of torrential rains right from Odisha to Konkan and Vidarbha in Maharashtra to Gujarat during the next few days.

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According to Skymet Weather, the system is likely to move inland and as the depression will move from east to west, rain belt will keep shifting accordingly.

During the next 24 hours, heavy rains are likely over Telangana, South Chhattisgarh, Vidharbha and South Madhya Pradesh. Gradually, rains will cover West Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, while rains will decrease over Telangana and Vidarbha.

A trough is also extending from this system which at present is confined over central parts of the country. As the system moves away from the region, the trough will gradually oscillate towards north, which will then give rains over Indo-Gangetic plains of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar as well as over Delhi-NCR and Haryana from July 21-24.

These rains will keep the Monsoon will remain active over central parts of the country for next 3-4 days

Most parts of the country are set to record good rains for the next one week but Interior Peninsular that includes Madhya Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rayalaseema and Tamil Nadu will witness weak Monsoon conditions.

As on July 18, the country is witnessing normal Monsoon rains, wherein Northwest and Central India are rainfall surplus by 21% and 4%, respectively. Meanwhile, South Peninsula is rain deficit by 8% and East and Northeast India is deficit by 12%.

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