Low dumps heavy rain over Karnataka
Even as the South-West monsoon races away to end with a flourish by the scheduled September-30 time line, an early peek into the rest of the three months of the year by a South Korean agency suggests that the good tidings may last for the period and even beyond.
The Busan, South Korea-based APEC Climate Centre has made available forecasts for October-November-December that coincide with the North-East monsoon/early winter and further into January-February-March covering the later winter of 2021.
Good monsoon tidings may last into year-end.
Normal NE monsoon
Most parts of the country, except parts of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab, may see normal to above normal rain during October-November-December. It would be above normal over most of Karnataka, North Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, East Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, and West Bengal during the three months.
January-March-April could bring slightly deficient rain to the eastern parts of the country and Jammu & Kashmir and adjoining regions. But above normal rain is indicated for Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka, with the Bay of Bengal providing the fulcrum for the enhanced rain activity.
Low-pressure area dictates
Meanwhile, the latest low-pressure area has brought back a punishing spell of heavy rain to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls over Coastal Karnataka, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Konkan and Goa; Lakshadweep, East Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Saurashtra, Kutch, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry during the 24 hours ending Monday morning.
Some of the heaviest rainfall (in cm) was reported from Agumbe - 27; Kollur - 24; Ankola and Kottigehara - 22; Manki - 21; Mulki and Kadra -16 each: Shirali - 15; Palakonda, Karkala and Sonepur - 14 each; Honavar - 12; Vengurla, Bagasra and Valprai - 11 each; Chinnakalar, Valparai, Bhadrak and Devala - 10 each; Katekalyan, Nanganur, Lanjigarh and Sakti - 9 each; Pusaur, Peermade, Idukki and Junagarh - 8 each; Mangaluru, Kakinada and Agartala - 7 each.
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