New Delhi, July 15
The IMD on Thursday predicted enhanced rainfall activity over the plains of Northwest, including Punjab and Haryana, between July 17 and 19, with peak activity on July 18. The weather office also said that fairly widespread to widespread rainfall is “very likely to continue over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand with isolated heavy falls till July 16, increasing to isolated heavy to very heavy falls on July 17 and 18”.
According to the IMD, apart from Haryana which is seeing “isolated heavy rainfall” today, the plains of Northwest India can expect isolated to scattered rainfall till July 16.
However, “there is a likelihood of enhanced rainfall activity over these areas from July 17 with widespread rains likely over Haryana, Punjab, north Rajasthan, north Madhya Pradesh, and south Uttar Pradesh during July 17 and 19 with peak activity on July 18.
“Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely over north Rajasthan, Haryana, northwest Madhya Pradesh and west Uttar Pradesh during July 17 and 19. Isolated heavy rainfall is also very likely over Punjab, Delhi, and east Uttar Pradesh during the same period,” it said.
The axis of the monsoon trough is passing through the south of normal position along Amreli, Surat, Buldana, Adilabad, Jagdalpur, Vishakhapatnam, and then east southeastwards to the east-central Bay of Bengal, the IMD said.
As per Numerical Weather Prediction Models forecasts, the trough is likely to shift northwards along with a weakening of the east-west convergence zone from July 16.