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Monsoon Updates: July Rains Brings Relief After June Deficit

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has announced that the heavy rainfall across India in July has successfully compensated for the shortfall experienced in June. This positive development brings the overall monsoon precipitation into the surplus category.

KJ Staff
Rain Lashes in Major Parts of India                                                                                                                           Source: Pixabay
Rain Lashes in Major Parts of India Source: Pixabay

The IMD predicts heavy rainfall in the coming days. Northwestern and western peninsular India can expect these conditions for the next two to three days, while the northeast can anticipate heavy rain for the next five days.

Why was the Monsoon Progress Stalled?

While the monsoon made an early appearance in Kerala and the northeast on May 30th, its progress slowed down significantly after reaching Maharashtra. This delay impacted West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh, extending the severe heat wave in northwest India.

IMD Issues Alerts for Various States:

The IMD had issued a red alert for Uttarakhand, predicting heavy rainfall starting today and persisting until July 10th. Chamoli, Rudraprayag, and Pauri districts are to receive the heaviest downpours on Sunday, while Tehri, Pauri, Bageshwar, Almora, Nainital, and Champawat districts are on yellow alert for July 10th.

Odisha can also expect heavy rainfall due to a cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal. Mayurbhanj, Puri, and Sundargarh districts are likely to be most affected.

These widespread rains provide much-needed relief after the initial deficit in June. The IMD's predictions offer hope for a balanced monsoon season, crucial for India's agricultural sector and overall water security.

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