Heavy rainfall likely over peninsular India for the next few days: IMD

File photo

New Delhi (NVI): India Meteorological Department (IMD) today forecasted heavy to very heavy rainfall over coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, parts of Gujarat, coastal and northern interior Karnataka, Kerala and Mahe during the next four-five days.

A well-marked low pressure area is lying over west-central Bay of Bengal and adjoining northern Andhra Pradesh coast.

According to IMD, it is very likely to move west and north-westwards across Telangana during the next two-three days.

The monsoon trough is lying to the south of its normal position – from Ganganagar in western Rajasthan to the Bay of Bengal. Its eastern end is likely to remain to the south of its normal position until Thursday (September 17).

IMD is expecting widespread and heavy rains in the peninsular region because of these favourable conditions.

There are no indications of monsoon withdrawal from north-west parts of the country yet.

In addition to this, IMD has predicted heavy rainfall at isolated places today over northeast UP, southwest MP, Vidarbha, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Madhya Maharashtra, Konkan & Goa, Rayalaseema, South Interior Karnataka & Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal.

-CHK