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Monsoon trough moves in, pushes heavy rain to North India

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The intensified low-pressure area lying over East Uttar Pradesh and adjoining Bihar has helped push the monsoon into more parts of West Rajasthan and Punjab. Along with this, the seasonal monsoon trough lying diagonally across Central India has shifted North towards the Himalayan foothills, taking the heavy rain belt along with it.

These rain-driving formations are expected to stay put over the region for the next two to three days and dump heavy to very heavy falls over Uttar Pradesh. Lying to one end of the trough, the North-Eastern States too would witness widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls, especially over Assam and Meghalaya, during this period.

Widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls has been forecast for adjoining Bihar (especially the northern districts especially), hills of Bengal, Sikkim, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.

Towards the South, widespread rainfall activity with isolated heavy to very heavy falls are likely over Konkan and Coastal Karnataka during the three days and reduce in intensity thereafter.

India Met Department (IMD) sees heavy rainfall at isolated places over Lakshadweep, Kerala, South Interior Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu for today (July 9, Tuesday). South Interior Karnataka, Coastal Karnataka and Kerala are forecast to receive rain on Wednesday as well while scattered to widespread rainfall has been forecast for the West Coast from July 14 to 16.

The ongoing spell over North India has cut down the rain deficit to 19 per cent even as parts of the South Peninsula are expecting fresh rains to break out in varying amounts beginning Thursday.

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