The southwest monsoon will continue to be active across the country for the next five days, including the major agricultural states in the central and northwestern parts of the country.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said rain activity with localized heavy showers is possible in Maharashtra between Wednesday and Friday.
There is more good news on the monsoon front, with an area of low pressure forming over the northwest region, bordering the central-western Bay of Bengal, southern Odisha and northern Andhra Pradesh. The low pressure area will move westwards across southern Odisha and southern Chhattisgarh.
“The trough of low pressure extends from the cyclonic circulation associated with the low pressure area to southeastern Uttar Pradesh, passing through the lower troposphere over Odisha and Chhattisgarh,” the state weather forecaster said.
These developments will lead to fairly widespread rain/thunderstorms and lightning with heavy rain in Ganga West Bengal till Thursday, Odisha and Jharkhand till Friday.
In southern areas, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, northern interior of Karnataka may see similar weather pattern until Wednesday, Tamil Nadu to Thursday model. Coastal Karnataka and southern interior will see heavy rainfall on Friday and Saturday, while Kerala will see rain until Saturday.
In central India, light to moderate rain/thunderstorms and lightning with localized heavy rainfall are possible in eastern Madhya Pradesh until Saturday, Vidarbha is also possible. This pattern may be repeated in Western Madhya Pradesh.
In the western region, the monsoon is likely to bring light to moderate rains over a considerable area to Marathwada until Friday, central Maharashtra to Saturday, and Gujarat to Friday.
The north-east, especially Assam and Meghalaya states, will see a similar situation by Saturday.
In the northwest, rains will last until Wednesday in western Uttar Pradesh, eastern Uttar Pradesh until Thursday, and eastern Rajasthan and Uttarakhand until Saturday.
Many parts of Telangana and Odisha received more than 10 centimeters of rain on Monday, according to the IMD. As of Tuesday, the country had a monsoon gap of 11 percent, with the east and north-east missing the most at 18 percent. The gaps are 12 each in central and southern India.