IMD Weather Reports: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts that heavy rains will persist over the Andaman-Nicobar Islands, Northeast India, and the extreme south of Peninsular India for the next four days, or until September 2. For the next four days, the IMD has also forecasted significant rainfall in several regions of Andhra Pradesh. Stella Samuel, the director of the Amaravati Meteorological Centre, stated, “The lower tropospheric north-westerly winds will prevail over Andhra Pradesh and Yanam (Puducherry), and the trough from South Interior Karnataka to Comorin area across Interior Tamil Nadu at 0.9 km above mean sea level persists.”
According to the Meteorological Centre, on the 20th and 31st of August, there is a chance of mild to moderate precipitation; however, on the 30th of August, the temperature is likely to be 3-5 degrees Celsius above normal. On the weekend, isolated regions of NCAP, Yanam, SCAP, and Rayalaseema experienced thunderstorms accompanied by lightning, according to an official press release cited by ANI.
The IMD forecasts isolated heavy rainfall over Assam and Meghalaya from 31 August to 2 September, as well as over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura during the next four days.
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- According to the IMD, isolated heavy rainfall is anticipated to occur over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim on August 29 and 31 and over Odisha on September 2.
- Additionally, isolated heavy showers over Andaman & Nicobar Islands during the 29th-September, with very heavy rainfall likely on August 29, September 1st, and September 2nd.
- The weather service has also predicted mild to moderate scattered rainfall with isolated heavy rains over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal between August 29 and September 1, 2023, and over Kerala between August 29 and 30, 2023.
- The weather office added that the remainder of the country will likely experience moderate precipitation over the next four days.
From 1 June to 28 August, East and Northeast India received 8 percent more precipitation than the long-term average (LPA), bringing the deficiency margin to 15 percent. In states such as East Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal, regions of 45 to 50 percent less precipitation fell in June and July, but the precipitation situation has improved in August.
Since June, when the four-month monsoon season began, South Peninsula and Central India have continued to experience below-average precipitation. In August alone, these localities experienced a 62 percent and 42 percent deficiency, respectively. Overall, India experienced 32% less precipitation than normal in August and 7% less precipitation than normal from 1 June to 28 August.