New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on August 24 predicted current rainfall to continue over Northeast India, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim till August 27. It also predicted isolated extremely heavy falls over Assam and Meghalaya during next two days.
“Widespread rainfall activity with isolated heavy to very heavy falls very likely to continue over Northeast India, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim till 27th August and reduce thereafter with isolated heavy rainfall over the region,” the IMD said in its latest weather forecast.
Isolated extremely heavy rainfall is also very likely over Assam and Meghalaya during August 24 and 25, the department said.
According to the updates, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall activity with isolated heavy falls very is likely to continue over Bihar, East Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand till August 27.
Scattered to fairly widespread rainfall activity with isolated heavy rainfall is predicted over Tamil Nadu during next 5 days and over Kerala, and Mahe on August 26-28.
Eastern part of the country is expected to witness thunderstorm accompanied with lightning during next 3 days. Subdued rainfall activity likely to continue over Northwest and Central India and West Coast during next 5 days.
Thunderstorm, rain expected in parts of UP, NCR
In its latest update on Twitter, the IMD said that thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over some parts of Uttar Pradesh and NCR during next two hours.
“Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of NCR ( Dadri) Nazibabad, Bijnaur, Amroha, Pilakhua, Sahaswan, Sikandra Rao, Hathras, Iglas, Aligarh, Khair, Gabhana, Jattari, Mathura (U.P.) during next 2 hours,” it said.
The western end of the monsoon trough lay to the north of its normal position and the eastern end lay along the foothills of Himalayas, the IMD said today.
The monsoon trough is very likely to run close to foothills of Himalayas by August 25 and continue to remain there till August 26. In view of formation of a cyclonic circulation over west central and adjoin northwest Bay of Bengal on August 27, the eastern end of the monsoon trough is likely to shift southwards from August 27. Strong southerly/southwesterly winds from Bay of Bengal to northeast India very likely to continue to prevail till August 25, the department said in its latest bulletin.