Mohapatra said, “Although we were expecting an early withdrawal of Southwest Monsoon, the cyclonic circulation over West Central and adjoining Northwest Bay of Bengal will push the Monsoon southwards around September 7. This will lead to an increase in rainfall over central and northern peninsular India. “Therefore, conditions are not conducive for early withdrawal of monsoon,” he said. He said the Meteorological Department would keep an eye on the situation.
The Meteorological Department had predicted an early withdrawal of Southwest Monsoon on August 25, while its scheduled time is September 17. India has received six per cent excess rainfall this monsoon, but widespread parts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Tripura and West Bengal are reported to receive deficient rainfall, affecting the paddy crop this kharif season.
Will compensate in parts of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh
Mohapatra said a possible increase in rainfall in September could help make up for the deficit in many parts of west and south Uttar Pradesh and north-west Bihar. He said that the average rainfall for the entire country in September is expected to be 109 per cent, with the long period average rainfall for this month being 167.9 mm.
The weather will remain like this in these parts of the country
“Normal and above normal rainfall is likely over most parts of India except some parts of Northeast India and some parts of East and Northwest India,” the Director General of IAD said. Below normal rainfall is likely over many parts of Northeast India and some parts of East and Northwest India.
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