The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a weather forecast indicating the possibility of heavy rainfall in the coastal regions of Karnataka and Kerala on the 3rd and 4th of July.
The IMD has also issued a five-day weather warning for several states, including Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, and others. These states are expected to experience heavy to extremely heavy precipitation.
Starting from July 2, 2023, the southern parts of Peninsular India are likely to encounter a fresh spell of heavy to very heavy rainfall. This weather pattern is attributed to a cyclonic circulation system over central parts of south Uttar Pradesh and its neighboring areas, affecting the lower and middle levels of the atmosphere.
In Delhi, the IMD predicts a generally cloudy sky with light rain and thundershowers from July 1 to July 4. Moderate rainfall with thundershowers is expected on July 5 and 6. In the past 24 hours, Delhi recorded 27 mm of rainfall, with more precipitation anticipated throughout the day.
The southern states of Kerala and Karnataka can expect widespread rainfall in the coming days. The IMD warns of very heavy rainfall along the coastal areas of Karnataka and Kerala on July 3 and 4. Additionally, isolated heavy rainfall is anticipated in both states over the next five days. South Interior Karnataka will experience heavy rainfall from July 2 to July 4, while Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, and Telangana may encounter heavy showers on July 3 and 4.
Tamil Nadu is also expected to receive significant rainfall during this period. Very heavy rainfall is forecasted for July 3 and 4, with heavy rains anticipated on July 1 and 2. The IMD has declared favorable conditions for the further advancement of the Southwest Monsoon into remaining parts of Rajasthan, Haryana, and Punjab within the next two days.
According to Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, the Director General of the India Meteorological Department, the monthly rainfall average for the entire country in July 2023 is most likely to be within the normal range, ranging from 94 to 106 percent of the Long Period Average (LPA). The forecast suggests that rainfall will tend to be on the higher side of the normal range.
Residents in the affected regions are advised to stay updated with the latest forecasts from the IMD and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety during this period of heavy rainfall. The IMD will continue to monitor the weather conditions closely.