Active monsoon over North, Central and East, sedate in deep South

August, the second crucial month for the core monsoon zones, hasn’t disappointed thus far, as the monsoon looks healthy under the hands of seasonal low pressure systems and monsoon trough. Flurry of rain driving systems has been churned from North Bay since the beginning of the month and at present, there is a low pressure area over Jharkhand and surroundings even as another one will take shape over coastal Odisha in a day or two.

Under this context, active monsoon conditions would prevail over parts of Odisha, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and North West plains of the country for next 4-5 days. Rain deficits in North western parts of the country will be compensated from the upcoming spell, before the next dry spell. In west coast, Konkan and parts of Coastal Karnataka would continue seeing moderate to heavy spells as the monsoon surge barrage the ghats.

Mainly dry weather would prevail over larger parts of Tamilnadu and Kerala. Westerlies would be weak keeping the day time temperatures high in the coming days with little or no chance of rains for next 2-3 days. Later in the weekend, there is a renewed chance of rains in the state as break monsoon conditions kick in.