Rains to reduce after Aug 11 in State

ST Correspondent
Sunday, 11 August 2019

The depression over the northern parts of Gujarat region and adjoining east Rajasthan has weakened into a low-pressure area. Due to this, the rainfall will reduce in the State in the coming days.

Pune: The depression over the northern parts of Gujarat region and adjoining east Rajasthan has weakened into a low-pressure area. Due to this, the rainfall will reduce in the State in the coming days.

As of Saturday, the Southwest Monsoon has been vigorous over Gujarat state, Madhya Maharashtra and Kerala and active over east Rajasthan and coastal Karnataka. It has been subdued over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rayalaseema.

As per the predictions by India Meteorological Department (IMD), the rainfall is expected to reduce after August 11. The weather department has given a heavy rainfall warning at isolated places in Konkan and Goa and central Maharashtra on August 11. However, thereafter till August 14, the rains are expected only in Konkan and Goa region. Rest of the State does not have any warnings as of now. This shall come as a huge respite to parts of State where floods have disrupted normal life. 

National scenario
The predictions by the weather department hint that more rainfall is in store for some parts of the country.

On one hand, the intensity of rainfall over Gujarat state, Kerala and Karnataka is likely to reduce from August 11. 

As per IMD predictions, there is a fresh low-pressure area, which is likely to develop over northwest Bay of Bengal and the neighbouring areas around August 12.

“This low-pressure area is likely to move northwestwards and become more marked subsequently. Under its influence, heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places is likely over north Odisha, south Jharkhand, north Chhattisgarh and East Madhya Pradesh between August 12 and 14. Kerala is also likely to experience heavy to very rainfall at isolated places during the same period”, said an official statement by IMD.

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