IMD: In­tense rain likely in cen­tral, penin­su­lar re­gions

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - - News - Jayashree Nandi let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NEW DELHI: A low-pres­sure area has formed over the North Bay of Bengal for the first this mon­soon sea­son since June 21, which is likely to cause in­tense rain­fall in cen­tral and penin­su­lar In­dia over the next three to four days, In­dia Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal De­part­ment (IMD) said on Tues­day. North­west In­dia, in­clud­ing Delhi which had a rain de­fi­ciency of 28% as on Tues­day, is likely to largely re­main dry dur­ing the pe­riod.

IMD said the mon­soon is in its ac­tive phase over Konkan and ad­join­ing ar­eas of the west­ern coast, Odisha, and West Bengal. A cy­clonic cir­cu­la­tion is also ly­ing over south Gu­jarat, which has strength­ened mon­soon flow over the Ara­bian Sea. Most parts of Konkan and Goa, in­clud­ing Mum­bai, have been re­ceiv­ing heavy rain. The low-pres­sure area over the West Bengal-Bangladesh coast is likely to move over­land and reach Gu­jarat on Au­gust 7 across cen­tral In­dia. “It will bring ex­tremely heavy rain on its path cov­er­ing Ch­hat­tis­garh, east Mad­hya Pradesh, west Mad­hya Pradesh, and Gu­jarat. The rain de­fi­ciency over cen­tral In­dia will re­duce this week,” said Je­na­mani.

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