Widespread rains likely over N-W India, Bihar for next 5 days: IMD

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New Delhi: With the gradual increase in rainfall activity over Northwest India and Bihar, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall is likely over these regions for the next five days, the IMD said today.

According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), “Fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls very likely over Bihar, East Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand from 19th to 23rd August 2021.”

Isolated heavy to very heavy is also very likely over Uttarakhand on 19th & 20th and over East Uttar Pradesh on 19th August 2021.

Scattered to fairly widespread rainfall is very likely over West Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana & Chandigarh and East Rajasthan during 20th to 23rd August with isolated heavy rainfalls over above areas on 20th & 21st August 2021, the IMD said.

The western end of the monsoon trough is near its normal position and the eastern end is south of its normal position. The eastern end of the monsoon trough is very likely to shift gradually northwards towards foothills of Himalayas during next 2 days, it said.

A cyclonic circulation lies over south Bihar & neighbourhood at lower tropospheric

levels. It is likely to move nearly westwards during the next 3 days.

Strong southerly winds from Bay of Bengal to northeast India will continue to prevail

till today, the 19th August 2021.

Due to the above meteorological conditions, the gradual increase in rainfall activity is likely over Northwest India and Bihar, the IMD said.

The IMD has also predicted enhanced rainfall activity over Central & adjoining north Peninsular India during the next 2 days.

“Fairly widespread to widespread rainfall activity with isolated heavy falls is very likely over Gujarat region, Konkan & Goa, Madhya Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh during 19th to 21st August; over Marathawada, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal on today the 19th August, 2021,” the IMD said.

Rainfall activity is very likely to decrease thereafter over the above areas.

Fairly widespread to widespread rainfall activity with isolated heavy to very heavy falls very likely to continue over Northeast India and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim on today, the 19th August and decrease in intensity thereafter for subsequent 2 days, it said.

It is likely to increase with isolated heavy rainfall over the above regions from 22nd August, 2021, the IMD added.