Even as conditions have become favourable for further withdrawal of southwest monsoon from large parts of Northwest India, two cyclonic circulations in the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal each will bring in heavy rainfall in much of central and peninsular India over the next two days.
Conditions are becoming favourable for further withdrawal of the southwest monsoon from some more parts of Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, most parts of Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, and some parts of Maharashtra, Odisha and West Bengal during the next two days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in a statement.
The first cyclonic circulation lies over the north Andaman Sea and its neighbourhood. Under its influence, a low-pressure area is very likely to form over the same region during the next 36 hours. It is likely to become more marked and move west-north-westwards towards south Odisha-north Andhra Pradesh coasts during subsequent 4-5 days, the IMD said.
“Under its influence, light to moderate rainfall at most places with isolated thunderstorm (wind speed 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph) and heavy to very heavy rainfall is possible over Andaman and Nicobar Islands during next 5 days,” it added.
Another cyclonic circulation lies over the east-central Arabian Sea and it is very likely to persist during the next 3-4 days. This system is likely to bring fairly widespread to widespread light to moderate rainfall with isolated heavy rainfall over southern peninsular India during the next 5 days and over Maharashtra for the next two days.
Isolated very heavy rainfall is expected over Kerala and Mahe between October 12 and 14, the IMD release said. The withdrawal of southwest monsoon commenced very late on October 6 this year as against the normal date of September 17.
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