Pune: Widespread rainfall is very likely to occur over Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and south Rajasthan, while fairly widespread rainfall is forecast over Madhya Maharashtra and Konkan during the next three days under the influence of a low-pressure area formed over east Uttar Pradesh and adjoining Bihar on Tuesday.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the low-pressure area has become well marked on Wednesday morning and lies over southeast Uttar Pradesh and adjoining northeast Madhya Pradesh. The system is very likely to develop into a depression during the next two days and move westwards across Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, resulting in better rains in the State as well.
The IMD has also predicted that heavy rain is very likely at isolated places over Madhya Maharashtra and Konkan, and Goa will get heavy rains till July 16. However, Marathwada and Vidarbha will continue to have a dry spell till July 17.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall will happen at isolated places across the country, specifically over Madhya Pradesh. Heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places, with isolated extreme rainfall, is likely over Gujarat region on July 14 and July 15. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected at isolated places over Saurashtra and Kutch. It will decrease thereafter in a span of two days, said the IMD.
Currently, the Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) continues to pass through Barmer, Sikar, Hissar, Patiala and Kapurthala.
Also, heavy toa very heavy rain occurred at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and coastal Andhra Pradesh till wee hours on Thursday.
Climate monitoring and analysis group at IMD, Pune head AK Srivastava told Sakal Times that good overall rainfall is predicted across the country.
“There is always a dry spell during the monsoon. However, according to the long-range forecast, the overall rainfall will be good in all parts of the country,” said Srivastava.