The Indian Meteorological Department says the monsoon will continue in major agricultural countries

The Southwest Monsoon will continue to be active in various parts of the country, including the major agricultural states in the central and northwest regions, for the next five days. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has reported rain and isolated showers over Maharashtra from Wednesday to Friday. There is other good news on the Monsoon front as a low pressure area is forming over the west and central Bay of Bengal, south Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh in the northwest and adjoining areas. A low pressure area is moving westward over south Odisha and south Chhattisgarh. 

 “A cyclonic circulation associated with a low pressure area is moving into southeastern Uttar Pradesh over Odisha and Chhattisgarh at lower troposphere”, the National Weather Forecaster said. These developments will lead to fairly widespread rain/thunder, lightning and  heavy rain over Gangetic West Bengal till Thursday and over Odisha and Jharkhand till Friday. 

 Showers for  M.P. 

 In the south, similar weather  is likely over coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, North  Karnataka till Wednesday and over Tamil Nadu till Thursday. Coastal and south Karnataka will experience heavy rain on Friday and Saturday, while Kerala will continue till Saturday. In central India like Vidarbha, eastern Madhya Pradesh is likely to experience light to moderate fairly widespread rain/thunderstorms and  isolated showers till Saturday. This pattern is likely to be repeated in West Madhya Pradesh. Over western parts,  monsoon may bring light to moderate fairly widespread rain over Marathwada till Friday, Madhya Maharashtra till Saturday and  Gujarat till Friday. North-eastern parts, especially Assam and Meghalaya, will also see a similar pattern till Saturday. 

 Lack of precipitation 

 Northwest Uttar Pradesh will receive rain till Wednesday,  East Uttar Pradesh  till Thursday and East Rajasthan and Uttarakhand till Saturday. According to the IMD, more than 10 centimeters of rain fell in several parts of Telangana and Odisha  on Monday. As of Tuesday, the country has a monsoon deficit of 11 percent, with the largest deficit in the  east and northeast at 18 percent. The shortfall is 12  in both Central and South India.

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