Heavy rains expected over central India for next 4-5 days

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New Delhi (NVI): Heavy rainfall will once again lash parts of central and adjoining east India for the rest of the week, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The Met department stated, extremely heavy falls are particularly likely over the states of Odisha, Chhattisgarh, and Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region today and tomorrow.

Widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy showers are expected over Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Vidarbha during the next 4-5 days, IMD said.

Moreover, isolated extremely heavy falls have been predicted over southwest Odisha today, while Vidarbha and Chhattisgarh will witness the same tomorrow.

The Met department also issued an orange alert over Odisha, Chhattisgarh, east Madhya Pradesh, and Vidarbha for today and tomorrow.

On August 21, the entirety of Madhya Pradesh will be under the orange alert, while the advisory level over Chhattisgarh and Vidarbha will be demoted to a yellow watch.

These wet conditions will be caused by a combination of three meteorological factors—the low pressure system over north Bay of Bengal that will get more marked and move westward over next 3-4 days, IMD said.

Likewise, the convergence of strong moist southwesterly winds from the Arabian Sea over central India for next 3-4 days, and the presence of a cyclonic circulation over northeast Madhya Pradesh.

These conditions were also the cause of wet weather over the central Indian region yesterday, when rainfall was observed at most places across Madhya Pradesh; a few places over Odisha and Vidarbha, and lastly, at isolated places in Chhattisgarh.

However, the rainfall over central India has been more or less normal.

As per the seasonal precipitation figures, between June 1 and August 18, Odisha (727.3 mm), Madhya Pradesh (593.8 mm), Chhattisgarh (819.5 mm), and Vidarbha (614.2 mm) have all received normal rain as compared to their respective long-term average figures for this period.

Furthermore, rainfall lashed several parts of Delhi region today morning and expected to cover the cumulative rainfall deficit that the city has recorded in the month of August so far.

-RJV