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Late Rains add to Farmer Miseries

 Weather continues to be inclement. The western end of the monsoon trough runs close to the foothills of the Himalayas. It continues to pass eastward across Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, and into northeast Bay of Bengal, where a Low Pressure Area exists. A Low Pressure Area cantered in northeast Bay of Bengal progresses westward absorbing another Cyclonic Circulation located around coastal Odisha. Heavy to very heavy rain is likely over Odisha and Chhattisgarh on Monday, over Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday, Uttar Pradesh and the adjoining area on Wednesday. Apart from this heavy to very heavy rain with some extremely heavy falls and thunderstorms likely over coastal Maharashtra and coastal Karnataka. Heavy to very heavy rain and thunderstorms possible over Maharashtra, coastal Karnataka, Kerala, Sikkim, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and Meghalaya. Widespread rain and thunderstorms forecast over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Madhya Prad

Monsoon Withdrawal Delayed?

  v   Current weather phenomenon The monsoon trough lies to the south of its normal position. Its eastern end is very likely to remain to the south of its normal position till 17th September, 2020. An east-west shear zone runs roughly along Latitude 15°N between 3.1 & 5.8 km above mean sea level. It is likely to persist during next 2 days. v   No indication as yet of monsoon withdrawal from north-west India. Another low-pressure area is likely to develop over the Bay of Bengal around September 17; monsoon forecast need to be assessing further to be certain. Monsoon withdrawal can begin only once anti-cyclonic flow is established and moisture reduces significantly over the region.     v   The Southwest monsoon stuck deviating significantly from the geographic distribution Normally, the withdrawal of monsoon is supposed to begin from September 17 when rains begin to reduce across the country until completely withdrawing on October 15 . But this year monsoon range extended , fo