New Delhi, July 16 (G’nY News Service): As rain mercilessly lashes the northern region of the country, the southern part is experiencing a comparatively dry spell. Rains are reported only in the state of Andhra Pradesh in the southern peninsula. Dry spells are expected to continue over Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has released a forecast announcing revival of monsoon activities over east and central India after July 18. The IMD and National Centre for Medium Range Forecast are leveraging on Numerical Weather Prediction Models for weather forecasting.
In last 24 hours, the highest rainfall in the country was recorded in the following regions: Daltonganj (29 cm), Shimla (10 cm), andAgartala (9 cm).
Maximum temperatures were above normal by 5 to 6°C at most places in the Vidarbha region; West Madhya Pradesh and at a few places over central Maharashtra.
All India rainfall on 15 July was observed to be 6% below normal.
(Photo courtesy: IMD)