Heavy rain to lash Karnataka, Kerala, TN, Himachal over next 48 hours

UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2018 01:34 PM IST
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A fresh surge of the westerly winds will intensify the monsoons in Kerala, Karnataka and the ghat areas of Tamil Nadu over 48 hours , while a dip in pressure in the Bay of Bengal will bring extremely heavy rain to Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh over 24 hours , the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast said on Monday.

Despite heavy rains in many part of India that has led to flooding and landslides, India's monsoon deficit has gone up from 7% on August 1 to 10% on August 13. Kerala, however, has moved from normal to 20% excessive rainfall over last week.

Over the next 24 hours, “cyclonic circulation” or swirling winds associated with the pressure dip is likely to intensify in the Bay of Bengal will bring in heavy rain to eastern and northern India till Wednesday, including over isolated areas in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, said the five-day forecast.

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