India Monsoon Live Updates: Normal rainfall over country in August and September, says IMD

India Monsoon Live Updates, Rain News Live Today: Children play on a flooded road after heavy monsoon rain in Ahmedabad. (PTI)

India Monsoon Live News Updates Today (August 2): For the third consecutive month this monsoon, rainfall over the country is expected to be normal, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday. Moreover, cumulative rainfall in August and September will also be normal over India. Normal or above rainfall is forecast over Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi-Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh. But Maharashtra, coastal Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura will receive below normal rainfall in August,.

Meanwhile, Kerala State Disaster Management Authority on Monday issued a red warning for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Alappuzha and Pathanamthitta districts. The agency has issued red alerts for different districts till August 4. A red alert has been issued for 11 districts for August 3 and nine districts for August 4. Heavy rainfall in Kerala has claimed six lives until now.

Also, while the first month of monsoon witnessed few showers, July was the opposite, with many regions of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh recording a surplus of rain. According to the Indian Metrological department (Chandigarh Office), the rain required in July in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh is 169.4 mm, 154.1 mm and 278.5 mm, respectively. However, this year Punjab received 235.5 mm (a 66.1 mm surplus), Haryana 229.9 mm (75.8 mm surplus) and Chandigarh 511.6 mm (233.1 mm surplus) in July.

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Rain-triggered flash floods, landslides and other incidents had claimed 140 lives in the last 30 days in Himachal Pradesh. According to Himachal Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (HPSDMA), six people had gone missing as rain wreaked havoc on the Himalayan state. Officials said that changes in climate, ecological factors and rampant deforestation have aided natural disasters threatening loss of life and property.

Light rainfall is on the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast for Delhi for most days of the week ahead. Cloudy skies, light rain and a maximum temperature of 32 degrees Celsius are likely in the city Monday. In a bulletin issued Sunday, the IMD said that there is likely to be a decrease in rainfall activity over northwest India from Monday (August 1) onwards. Very light rainfall remains on the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Eight out of 33 districts of Rajasthan have received ‘abnormal’ rainfall until now in this Monsoon season, where 17 districts have witnessed ‘excess’ rainfall, according to official data, PTI reported.

First published on: 02-08-2022 at 08:28:10 am

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