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An­other round of rain pre­dicted for Cen­tral In­dia

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A fresh round of heavy rain is fore­cast to wal­lop Cen­tral In­dia over the next few days as yet an­other low-pres­sure area has sprung up over North-West Bay of Bengal and ad­join­ing Ben­galBanglad­esh coasts on Mon­day.

Though lo­cated slightly far­ther away from Ker­ala vis-a-vis the ear­lier deep de­pres­sion, the ‘low’ is fore­cast to bring wide­spread rain­fall along parts of the State as well, in­clud­ing the flood and land­slide-hit north­ern dis­tricts.

Light to mod­er­ate rain­fall has been fore­cast at most places over Ker­ala on Mon­day Tues­day with iso­lated heavy to very heavy falls; over Coastal Kar­nataka on Mon­day; and over Konkan and Goa on Tues­day and Wed­nes­day.

Ker­ala rain trend

But the rain­fall ac­tiv­ity over Ker­ala, Kar­nataka and Konkan & Goa is likely to de­crease sig­nif­i­cantly from Thurs­day (Au­gust 15), the In­dia Met De­part­ment (IMD) said.

The fresh spell ar­rives af­ter the rain­fall for the coun­try as a whole turned into a surplus on Mon­day, though the sce­nario re­verted to be­ing just ‘nor­mal’ by the evening since over­all rain amounts plateaued through the day.

Main sta­tions re­ceiv­ing sig­nif­i­cant rain­fall (in cm) dur­ing the 24 hours end­ing on Mon­day morn­ing were Dehradun-13; Long Is­land-11; Pant­na­gar and Ma­ha­balesh­war-7 each; Pu­ru­lia-6; Jamshedpur, Chand­bali, Maya Ban­dar, Port Blair and Matheran-5 each; and Dharmshala, Mount Abu, Medak and Karipur-4 each.

Th­ese are way be­low the hu­mon­gous amounts of rain­fall be­ing re­ceived on both sides of the Western Ghats in Ker­ala, Tamil Nadu,

More com­ing

The IMD has pre­dicted heavy to very heavy rain­fall with ex­tremely heavy pre­cip­i­ta­tion over Odisha on Mon­day

Kar­nataka, and Ma­ha­rash­tra into as late as Sun­day.

To head North

This could change again, with the IMD pre­dict­ing heavy to very heavy rain

with ex­tremely heavy falls over Odisha on Mon­day; Ch­hat­tis­garh and Vi­darbha on Tues­day; East Mad­hya Pradesh on Tues­day and Wed­nes­day; and West Mad­hya Pradesh and East Ra­jasthan on Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day. An ex­tended fore­cast for three days from Satur­day to Mon­day (Au­gust 17 to 19) showed the heavy rain belt mov­ing to North and North­East In­dia, and parts of the West Coast.

Mean­while, the erst­while deep de­pres­sion from the Bay had trav­elled all the away across Cen­tral In­dia to reach the North Ara­bian Sea and ad­join­ing South Pak­istan af­ter cre­at­ing a del­uge along In­dia’s West Coast and ad­join­ing in­te­rior.

The main rain-driv­ing fea­ture of the mon­soon, the trough across the plains of North In­dia, runs down from passes through Ka­purthala, Ambala, Pant­na­gar, Go­rakh­pur, Bha­galpur, Kolkata and thence into cen­tre of the ‘low’ the North-West Bay.

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