After a rest of almost two weeks, the southwest monsoon is ready to arrive in north India from August 19, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.
Central and adjoining peninsular India will undergo heavy rainfall activities during the next 2-3 days, the weather department forecasted. There will be fairly extensive rainfall in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Odisha, Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal on Wednesday and Thursday, the weather office further said.
The action will continue over Madhya Pradesh on Friday too, as per the weather department. East Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand are expected to see isolated heavy rainfall starting Thursday which will continue till Saturday. Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and West Uttar Pradesh will get rainfall for two days – Friday and Saturday – the IMD stated.
The IMD has released an orange alert for moderate rain in Delhi. The rainfall is expected to bring the maximum temperature below 32 degrees Celsius in three to four days, it said.
Northeast India, amid, will continue to receive extensive rainfall activity for the next two days, after which the IMD has forecasted a decrease in strength.
Fairly extensive rainfall activity with isolated heavy falls is very likely over Bihar from August 20 to 22, according to IMD.
Weather department said “good rainfall” in the last 10 days of the month is anticipated to cover the precipitation crisis in the national capital.
Normally, Delhi gauges 247.7mm rainfall in August. The IMD had before announced normal rainfall for Delhi this month.
In July, the monsoon had entered the first break phase even before reaching most parts of northwest India, counting Delhi.