Rain intensity likely to reduce in Northeast from July 9, says IMD
Dimapur, July 6 (EMN): Even as most north-eastern states are reeling due to insufficient rainfall this year, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has said in its weather forecast that rain intensity over the region is likely to reduce from July 9.
IMD informed in a Twitter update that due to revival of southwest monsoon from July 8, rainfall intensity and distribution were very likely to decrease over the Northeast India — Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura — from July 9.
It added that enhanced rainfall activity is likely along the west coast from July 9 due to strengthening of southwest monsoon over Arabian Sea.
The Ministry of Earth Science also stated that the moist easterly winds in lower level from Bay of Bengal were likely to establish gradually over parts of eastern India from July 8.
‘It is likely to spread into northwest India covering Punjab and north Haryana by July 10. Accordingly, southwest monsoon is likely to advance over remaining parts of West Uttar Pradesh, some parts of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi around July 10,’ it said.
‘Under the influence of these conditions, scattered to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls very likely over Central India (Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, and Chhattisgarh) and isolated very heavy rainfall also very likely over Vidarbha and Chhattisgarh on July 8. Scattered to widespread rainfalls very likely over northwest India from July 9 and isolated heavy rainfall also very likely over Uttarakhand from July 8; over Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh from July 9 and over East Rajasthan from July 10,’ the report added.