Scattered rain across Himalayas; showers for Kerala, parts of TN

Ongoing western disturbance activity more than the hills of North-West India and upstream more than Pakistan and Afghanistan is forecast to maintain scattered to popular rainfall/snowfall more than Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh more than the subsequent 4 times.

It would be isolated to relatively popular more than Himachal Pradesh and isolated to scattered more than Uttarakhand from Friday to Sunday, an India Meteorological Section (IMD) update claimed on Wednesday.

Thunderstorms, lighting, hail

Isolated thunderstorm/lightning is probable more than Jammu and Kashmir from Thursday to Saturday, and more than Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Friday and Saturday. Isolated hailstorm is probable more than Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, and more than Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Friday. Isolated hefty rainfall/snowfall is probable more than Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh and more than Himachal Pradesh on Friday.

As for the South, the IMD has forecast scattered rain for Kerala and Mahe on March one and two.

Residual rains more than South

Spots probable to gain are Mangaluru and Sulya (Coastal Karnataka) Kannur and Kozhikode (Kerala) and across the adjoining hills in Udhagamandalam (Tamil Nadu) Malappuram, Palakkad and Thrissur (Kerala) and across the hills in Pollachi and Valparai (Tamil Nadu) Ernakulam, Alappuzha and Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) and Nagercoil (excessive South Tamil Nadu).

The unseasonal February thunderstorms have ensured that the South Peninsula maintain and, in some scenarios, build on the surplus rain history appropriate from January. Between states, only Telangana has operate up a deficit (a significant deficit of -75 per cent) just after it was still left outside the house the footprint of the February thunderstorms.

Big rainfall deficit

East and North-East drew a blank appropriate as a result of January and February with the most affordable deficit on history currently being -forty nine per cent in Sikkim. It was highest in Meghalaya (-97 per cent), adopted by Bihar (-96 per cent) West Bengal (-ninety five per cent) and Mizoram (-90 per cent).

North-West fared hardly any greater with 5 states recording significant deficits (60-ninety nine per cent) two with medium deficits (20-59 per cent) and just a few states recording typical (-19 to 19 per cent) rainfall. Central India has been comparatively greater with only one particular state with significant deficit and two with medium deficit. The cumulative deficit for the place as a complete is 30 per cent as on date (January one-February 24).