The regional meteorological centre has issued alert for heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to lash parts of Uttarakhand from July 24 onwards. Monsoon rains had entered a brief subdued phase from July 18. This is likely to continue till July 24 before the rains once again intensify in this Himalayan state.
The MET has issued a ‘Yellow Coloured Watch’ warning of heavy to very heavy showers in Nainital, Pithoragarh, Champawat, Dehradun, Udham Singh Nagar and Pauri districts on July 24 and 25.
The director of regional meteorological centre Bikram Singh Said on Monday, ” there has been decreasing in the intensity of rainfall for the past four to five days. However, things would change from midweek with heavy to very heavy showers likely to lash six districts during 48 hours starting from July 24 morning.”
This is noteworthy that the overall pace on Monsoon this year has not picked up in the state as compared to the rain recorded last year. Clouds come in the sky but after a brief downpour or light drizzles, the sky gets clear and sunny again. On Sunday also, drizzles continued for nearly two hours in parts of Uttarakhand after a brief and light downpour in the morning.
The national weather service for Dehradun is reporting Thursday, i.e. 25th July to be the wettest day in the coming week with around 49.70 mm (or 2.0 inches) of rainfall. The windiest of all days will be Wednesday 24th July as wind will reach 8 mph (or 13 kmph) at around 11 A.M.
Thunderstorms with light to moderate rain can be seen over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and few places of Jammu and Kashmir. Whereas isolated thundery activity can be seen over Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh, and north Rajasthan.
Good rains are expected over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim and parts of Assam. In east India, a cyclonic circulation is over Bihar, so rains will now increase over Bihar and foothills of east Uttar Pradesh which will be light to moderate in nature with one or two heavy spells in between.