‘Rains likely to shift to the northeast from Sept 29’
Not only is the monsoon’s retreat likely to be delayed by over a month, the system has been showing high activity till very late in the season. The all-India average rainfall in September so far is 37% above normal. The month has had just two days of below-normal rains so far. In fact, average daily rainfall has picked up again this week in all regions except northwest India.
This week, a low pressure system coming in from Bay of Bengal caused unusually heavy showers over Telangana and other places in south India before wreaking havoc over Maharashtra’s Pune district. Now, the activity has shifted to east India, particularly Bihar.
Mohapatra said rains are likely to shift to the northeast from September 29, particularly Mizoram, Manipur and Tripura. “Thereafter, some rainfall may occur over north Madhya Pradesh and Haryana, including Delhi, on October 1and 2,” the IMD DGM said.
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