The southwest monsoon is expected to make a comeback and sweep over Central India, increasing the chances of flooding and a rise in water levels of rivers and tributaries. The heaviest rain will be seen in central India until the weather disturbances move towards West, North and East India, weathermen have predicted.
Odisha to Konkan and Vidarbha in Maharashtra to Gujarat will have to brace for another spell of torrential rains during the next few days, thanks to a low pressure in Bay of Bengal that is now intensifying into a depression to cause heavy rainfall over South Coastal Odisha and adjoining Andhra Pradesh coast.
"In the next 24 hours, heavy rains will centre around south Odisha, north coastal Andhra, south Chhattisgarh and Telangana," said M Mohapatra, head of Indian Meteorological Department’s (IMD) National Weather Forecasting Centre.
The heaviest rain over the next week is expected in central India, but as the weather disturbance moves from east to west, north and east India too may get some good rain spells. Heavy showers have also been forecast in parts of Uttarkashi, Dehradun, Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Bageshwar in Uttarakhand for the next 24 hours.
According to a report by IMD Kashmir and Rajasthan received a large excess rainfall of 268.4 mm as against the normal level of 168.2 mm. Rajasthan (148.3 mm actual; 93.3 normal), Gujarat (310.4 mm; 206.1 mm), Coastal Andhra Pradesh (268.5 mm; 196.3 mm) and Telangana (327.6 mm; 269 mm) experienced excess rainfall. While the rest of India received normal rainfall, Kerala, Karnataka, West Bengal and Jharkhand experienced deficient rainfall.
The magical phenomenon of southwest monsoon checked into the Kerala coast on June 1.
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