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IMD says monsoon to improve in next 3-5 days

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) today said that the south-west monsoon, after a weak spell, was likely to improve over the country with increase in rainfall activity over central and eastern India during the next three to five days.

The rainfall activity is also likely to increase over the plains of north-west India and adjoining Rajasthan from August 13, an official press release said.

According to it, current meteorological analysis indicates that the upper air cyclonic circulation over north-west Bay of Bengal and adjoining Gangetic West Bengal and north coastal Orissa, extending upto mid-tropospheric levels, persists.

Under its influence, a low pressure area is likely to form over north-west Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood during the next 48 hours, the release said.

Fairly widespread rainfall activity with isolated heavy falls is likely over West Bengal and Sikkim, Bihar, Jharkhand, east Uttar Pradesh, Orissa and Chhattisgarh during the next 48 hours and over Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha thereafter, it said.

Fairly widespread rainfall activity is also likely over the north-eastern states during the next three-four days, it said.

The axis of the monsoon trough passes through Amritsar, Ambala, Nanital, Patana, Kolkata and thence south- eastwards to east-central Bay of Bengal. It is likely to shift slightly southwards during next 48 hours, the release added.

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