Saturday, August 28: Last week, the monsoon activity remained primarily focused over the northeastern parts of the country, with heavy showers drenching several states in the region. Meghalaya, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh were the wettest states across India through the week, while Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim was the rainiest subdivision.
Wet weather also prevailed over Northwest India, with Uttarakhand, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh witnessing the highest rainfall in the region. In fact, between April 20-21, Delhi’s base station at Safdarjung recorded 139 mm rain, making it the rainiest 24 hours the capital has experienced in August since 2009!
Now, in the week to come, the monsoon activity is likely to shift its focus onto Southern India. As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), an off-shore trough running from the coasts of Karnataka to Kerala will bring fairly widespread to widespread rains with isolated heavy to very heavy falls over Coastal & South Interior Karnataka and the ghat areas of Tamil Nadu and Kerala from August 28-30.
Furthermore, a low-pressure system currently lies over the Bay of Bengal, off south Odisha-north Andhra Pradesh coasts, and it is likely to move west-northwestwards across Central and West India over the next 4-5 days.
Its presence will cause widespread and heavy precipitation over the East Indian states from August 28-31, across Central India from August 29-31, and over the western states from August 30 to September 1.
Up north, Uttarakhand will continue witnessing widespread and heavy rains for the next five days, while light/moderate scattered showers will persist over the remaining parts of Northwest India.
The rainfall activity over Northeast India, on the other hand, is expected to undergo a notable reduction in the week to come.
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