Meteorological Department predicts heavy rains to continue in September
The India Meteorological Department has said that it expects the heavy rains are likely to continue into September and the rainfall will be 115 per cent of the long period average for the month.
The prediction of 115 per cent has a model error of plus or minus 15 per cent. The department also retains its earlier forecast that the rainfall for the country as a whole would be at 102 per cent, plus or minus four per cent.
It warned that that the seasonal rainfall will not be normal and North East region comprising Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and the North-Eastern States could have below normal rainfall.
According to a press release from the department, the forecast from climate models from different parts of the world suggest that that depression in the Bay of Bengal which brings rains to the North East region will continue to be there in September.
In the south peninsula region, comprising Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands has experienced rainfall at 18 per cent above the normal.
Punjab, Haryana, West Uttar Pradesh and national capital Delhi are struggling with increased water levels and flooding.
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