Monsoon set to go from Northwest India in next 48 hours

Monsoon set to go from Northwest India in next 48 hours

The southwest monsoon is set to withdraw from parts of northwest India during the next 48 hours, the India Meteorological Department today said. "Conditions continue to be favourable for the withdrawal of                                                                                    southwest monsoon from some parts of northwest India during the next 48 hours," it said a bulletin.

However, it said other parts of the country would continue to receive rainfall and heavy to very heavy rainfall in some other regions.

Currently, the monsoon remains active in northeastern states and coastal Andhra Pradesh.
The withdrawal of southwest monsoon starts in the northwestern region of the country from the first week of September, taking some two months for complete withdrawal.

According to the Met department, the country has so far received an weighted average 734.7 mm of rainfall against a normal of 833.9 mm, a deficit of 12 per cent.
But more rains are in store, according to the forecast.

A depression has been forecast in the Bay of Bengal during the next 24 hours. It now lies over north west Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal areas of gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, north coastal Andhra Pradesh and west central Bay of Bengal as a well-marked low pressure area.

Under its influence, heavy to very heavy rainfall are expected over gangetic West Bengal and Bihar and at isolated places in Odisha Jharkhand and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, it said.

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