Weather Update: Heavy rain is expected in several parts of India over the next five days, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). This week, heavy rains are expected over South Peninsular India, Bihar, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, and northeast India, according to the IMD. Heavy rain is also forecast for the Northeastern states over the next few days. Isolated heavy rain is also expected in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and Meghalaya till September 2.
“Fairly widespread/widespread light/moderate rainfall with isolated heavy falls and thunderstorm/lightning very likely over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura during 31st August 02nd September and over Arunachal Pradesh and Assam & Meghalaya during next 5 days,” the Meteorological department said.
Rainfall over northwest and central India
Subdued rainfall activity is expected over northwest and central India this week. During the next few days, the eastern parts of the country will experience similar weather conditions. According to IMD, the monsoon trough at mean sea level runs close to the Himalayan foothills.
The Meteorological Department in its latest forecast said, “Fairly widespread/widespread light/moderate rainfall with isolated heavy falls & thunderstorm/lightning very likely over East Madhya Pradesh & north Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand on 29th; Bihar during 29th August 01st September and over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim during next 5 days.”
Meanwhile, heavy rain is expected in the Western Himalayan region, which includes Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, until Thursday. The weather agency said, “Fairly widespread/widespread light/moderate rainfall with isolated heavy falls and thunderstorm/lightning very likely over Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh on 29th August and over Uttarakhand on 29th, 31st August & 01st September 2022”.
Heavy rain over southern states
Furthermore, heavy rain is expected in the southern states, including Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala over the next few days.
“Fairly widespread/widespread light/moderate rainfall with isolated heavy falls and thunderstorm/lightning very likely over Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Rayalaseema on 29th; North Interior Karnataka on 29th & 30th; Tamil Nadu during 29th August-01st September; Lakshadweep on 01st -02nd September and over Coastal & South Interior Karnataka and Kerala & Mahe during next 5 days. Isolated very heavy rainfall also likely over Kerala & Mahe on 29 th August, 2022,” the IMD said.