Winter rains started quite late for the state of Uttar Pradesh. Later however, the season caught up pretty well. At present, East Uttar Pradesh is running rain surplus at 10% and West Uttar Pradesh is excess at 26%. These figures can be attributed to the last two spells- one on February 12 to 14 and the recent one which started yesterday. The month of February mostly observes good rains for the state of Uttar Pradesh. Not just Uttar Pradesh, most parts of Northwest Plains receive rains during this month.
In fact, more rains are coming up for the state in the next one week. These rains are being forecast to be of light to moderate category and no heavy rains are being expected as of now. At present, rains are confined to the western parts of Uttar Pradesh along with parts of Delhi NCR. Places like Moradabad, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Bijnor, Bagpat, Amroha, and Bulandshahar are witnessing moderate activities along with lightning at a few places.
Later, the weather system bringing these rains will weaken and the rain belt will shift towards Central and East India. A short break after February 22 and 23 will be followed by rains starting Feb 24, extending up till one week. Places like Allahabad, Varanasi, Raebareli and Ayodhya will start receiving rains. These rains will mainly be South driven, patchy in coverage and moderate in intensity. Some isolated places might even witness lightening spells and hailstorm during Feb 26, 27 and 28.
Contrary to this, these rains will turn out good for the crops as possibility of hailstorm will only be on a lighter side and any major crop damage is not foreseen by experts at Skymet.
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