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Rain to Return to East India after Dry Spell:

February 10, 2024 12:57 PM |

While January and February are typically dry months for eastern India, recent weeks have seen even less rain than usual. However, relief is on the horizon, with scattered rainfall expected to return from February 13th.

Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal have been the only exception, enjoying a 3% and 6% rain surplus, while other states like East Uttar Pradesh (-29%), Bihar (-78%), and sub-Himalayan West Bengal (-28%) have faced large deficits. But the tide is turning.

An anticyclone over the northwest Bay of Bengal near the Odisha coast will push humid winds towards East India. These winds will clash with dry northwesterlies, triggering cloud formation and scattered rainfall across the region.

Starting from February 13th or 14th, southeast Uttar Pradesh, parts of Jharkhand, south Bihar, and some areas of West Bengal can expect light rain, which may continue until February 15th. Odisha may also see some light showers during this period.

While the rain will certainly bring some relief, it won't completely erase the existing rain deficit. Additionally, isolated thunderstorms and lightning strikes are possible over southeast Uttar Pradesh and parts of Jharkhand on February 16th. However, by then, the weather should start clearing up.

It's important to stay updated on the latest weather forecasts for specific locations and potential warnings about thunderstorms. While this short burst of rain won't solve the long-term dryness, it offers a welcome break.

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