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NEW DELHI: There is a possibility of continuous rain of rainy season in Delhi and its surrounding states Punjab and Haryana from Sunday. Monsoon Weather forecasting agencies said the trough is likely to return to normal.
Since the beginning of July, there has been only rain in the northern plains as the axis of the monsoon trough has frequently trembled (far and away from the Himalayan foothills) to the north and south. Skymet Weather said.
The trough will move northwards and will remain stable for the next 3-4 days, it said, adding significant increase in rainfall in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab is expected from July 19-21. For the same period, IMD has issued a red alert for heavy rainfall West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.
Prediction of increased rainfall intensity is aided by a convergence of humid, southwest winds at lower troposphere from the Bay of Bengal in eastern India and from the Arabian Sea in northwest India.
The IMD said that the possible fall is likely to provide some relief to the people of north India from the humid weather, but it will certainly “ease” the current flood situation in Assam and other northeastern states and could trigger landslides. is.
Floods in Assam have submerged human settlements and vast tracts of farmland in 26 districts, affecting 27.64 lakh people. Three more people died on Saturday due to floods, with the death toll in the state rising to 79. Another 26 have died in landslides.
Dhubri is the most affected district in Assam, with more than 4.69 lakh people suffering. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, 2,678 villages are inundated and nearly 1.16 lakh hectares of crop areas have been damaged. Authorities have set up 649 relief camps and distribution centers in 21 districts, where more than 47,000 displaced people are taking shelter.
In Bihar, which has recorded 41 percent more rainfall than normal between July 1 and 17, the intensity of rainfall is likely to increase from Sunday and all districts are likely to get rain for another week. In Uttar Pradesh too, forecasts have said that rain and thunderstorms are likely to occur at most places from July 19-21.
On Saturday, the maximum temperature in Delhi was 36.4 degrees Celsius, three degrees above normal. The humidity level rose to 89 percent. And in Punjab and Haryana, it remained around normal levels.
Kuldeep Srivastava of India Meteorological Department said, “In the next two days, the Monsoon trough in Delhi has started moving north. Light to moderate rains are expected.” However, he said that “good” rainfall is not expected in the capital for over a week.
According to IMD, Delhi has received 47.9 mm of rain so far in July, 56 percent less than the normal of 109.4 mm.
Light to moderate rains occurred in some parts of Rajasthan, where monsoon activity remains similar to Delhi, bringing relief to the people from the humid weather.
An official said that Shimla Meteorological Center in Himachal Pradesh has warned of very heavy rains on July 19 and July 20. The ‘orange’ warning is for weather conditions that have the potential to affect significantly.
Meanwhile, the offshore trough stretching from Goa to Kerala has weakened, resulting in less rainfall in Mumbai and its suburbs in the last 24 hours. In addition, the temperature is likely to increase gradually, which may again increase the humidity.
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