Friday, August 18, 2017

India: Monsoon rain to return to New Delhi, provide relief for flood-stricken northeast

By Eric Leister, AccuWeather meteorologist
August 18,2017, 10:51:46AM,EDT
A monsoon low that brought deadly flooding to northeast India, Bangladesh and Nepal over the past week will shift westward into Monday and bring flooding to new areas.
Heavy rainfall and flooding will be possible from northern Telangana and eastern Maharashtra into Madhya Pradesh and eastern Gujarat.
Parts of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat have already endured deadly flooding this monsoon season and dangerous conditions are expected once again.
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The good news is that this low continues to move westward and will not stall over any single area, keeping the heaviest rainfall confined to a 24-hour period in any given location.
Despite the heaviest rainfall shifting westward each day, locations can still receive 75-150 mm (3-6 inches) of rainfall during the worst of the storm.
Rainfall will be capable of causing flash flooding and significant travel disruption in Nagpur, Indore, Surat and Ahmedabad.
The track of the low will keep the heaviest rainfall north of Mumbai; however, a strong flow off the Arabian Sea on Sunday will lead to a soaking rainfall.
Farther north, New Delhi and the National Capital Region will dodge any widespread rainfall, but the threat for thunderstorms will increase from Saturday through Wednesday.
During this time, multiple showers and thunderstorms are expected along with the threat for localized flooding and travel delays.
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The region will see its most widespread rainfall since July and also an end to the recent heat wave where temperatures reached 38 C (100 F) for multiple days.
Meanwhile, northeast India, Nepal and Bangladesh will get a break from the widespread heavy rainfall that resulted in the death of more than 250 people since last week.
While showers and thunderstorms will still be possible, they will become more scattered and any flooding downpours will be isolated.

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