The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday predicted an increase in rainfall in two states and heavy rains in eastern India from September 18. In its latest weather update, IMD said that under the influence of the Low Pressure Area and associated cyclonic circulation, widespread rain with isolated rain is very likely over Gujarat, Rajasthan and West Madhya Pradesh during the next 3 days.
Rain activity is likely to increase over Gujarat from September 19. During 19-21 September, widespread rain with heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely over Gujarat State and East Rajasthan. The IMD has also predicted scattered rain and thundershower activities in East Uttar Pradesh during the next 24 hours and it is likely to reduce thereafter.
During September 19 to 21, there is a possibility of heavy rain with isolated drizzle over Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. As per the updates, light to moderate rain activity is very likely over rest of Northwest India during next 5 days.
From 18th to 20th September, the rain activity is very likely to increase with widespread to widespread heavy rain and isolated heavy falls over Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal.
The IMD on Thursday said that the country will see an extension of Monsoon this year, as the rain activity over North India shows no signs of abating till the end of September. It said that above normal rainfall activity is very likely to occur over Northwest, Central India, above normal over South Peninsular India and below normal over East and North East India.
According to the IMD, the withdrawal of Southwest Monsoon from Northwest India occurs when the rain activity stops over the region for five consecutive days.
In a statement, the IMD said that conditions are not likely to be favorable for the onset of withdrawal of monsoon from parts of northwest India before the end of the week from 23-29 September.
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