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Rainfall activity to increase this week, central India to get relief

Prime News, National (New Delhi), August 14:- The monsoon is expected to become more active across the country this week and is likely to bring good showers over central India, reducing overall rain deficiency, the weatherman said on Monday.

Additional Director General of India Meteorological Department (IMD) Mritunjay Mohapatra said there is a low pressure over the Bay of Bengal which will make the monsoon current more active.

The IMD said rainfall activity over Kerala, Karnataka and the ghats of Tamil Nadu is likely to increase in intensity again during the next 48 hours, in addition to a fresh surge of monsoon westerlies.

South Konkan region and Goa is also likely to receive isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall, the IMD said.

Mohapatra said a monsoon trough over the western Himalayas was bringing rains over Jammu, Punjab and parts of Uttar Pradesh.

“Another low-pressure area has started bringing rains in Odisha. This will slowly move towards central India and then towards Gujarat,” he said.

According to IMD data, the over monsoon deficiency, which was minus 11 percent till yesterday, has come down by one percent.

Monsoon deficiency in the east and northeast India has now grown to minus 24 percent.

“A good rainfall is expected to bring the deficiency down,” Mohapatra added. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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