Monsoons are expected to increase in key kharif producing states

After a long break in August, the southwest monsoon comes into effect this month and will start covering some key kharif producing states from the end of the week.The India Meteorological Department (IMD) update on Monday shows that active monsoon conditions are likely to continue over peninsular India, Odisha and Chhattisgarh for the next five days. Rainfall activity is likely to increase with isolated heavy rainfall occurring over Madhya Pradesh from Tuesday to Friday and over Gujarat from Thursday to Friday. Rainfall is also expected in Maharashtra including Vidarbha, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Great relief

This development is expected to provide relief to dry kharif crops such as oilseeds, pulses, rice and cotton. These plants are at risk of running out of water. IMD said Sunday’s cyclonic movement over northeast Bay of Bengal and surrounding areas has now spread to northwest Bay of Bengal and surrounding areas. “Under its influence, a low pressure area is likely to form over northwest and west-central Bay of Bengal during the next 24 hours”, the national weather agency said. In the eastern parts of Ganga, fairly widespread light to moderate rain, thundershowers and lightning with isolated heavy rainfall is expected over West Bengal Ganga till Wednesday. In Odisha, this trend is expected to continue till Thursday.

MP, UP to benefit

Vidharbha will witness widespread light rains till Friday, among others, while a similar phenomenon will occur over Chhattisgarh till Thursday. There will be rain in eastern and western Madhya Pradesh till Friday, in Marathwada – a major kharif growing area – until Thursday and in Madhya Maharashtra from Wednesday to Friday. At the same time, Gujarat, another state where rainfall is rare, will experience rainfall. Eastern Uttar Pradesh will receive rain from Wednesday to Thursday while Uttarakhand and western Uttar Pradesh will receive rain on Friday, the IMD said. In the last 24 hours, some districts like Pathanamthitta in Kerala and Metapalle in Telangana received 15 cm of rain while many parts of Kerala and Telangana received good rainfall.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *