Monsoon rains over northwest India is likely to reduce from Monday onwards. This was stated by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). This is mainly because the western end of the monsoon trough will start shifting northwards from today.
Widespread rainfall however will continue over Uttarakhand and east Uttar Pradesh till later this week. Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is also likely in these areas.
The western end of the monsoon trough is lying to the south of its normal position and the eastern end is lying to the north of its normal position. The western end is very likely to shift gradually northwards from today. A cyclonic circulation is lying over northeast Rajasthan.
A trough is running from northeast Rajasthan to Telangana across West Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha.
Due to these meteorological conditions, enhanced rainfall activity is likely over northeast India, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim and Bihar from August 24. Widespread rainfall activity with isolated heavy falls is very likely to continue over northeast India, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim and Bihar till August 24 and increase in intensity thereafter. Current rainfall activity over plains of northwest India is likely to reduce significantly from today.