These systems, especially the eastern systems, are now expected to trigger the onset of the northeast monsoon over the southern peninsula around October 26. Speaking to TOI, Mohapatra, director of IMD, attributed the two low pressure systems, one over the Bay of Bengal and another over the Arabian Sea to the current rain wave across India.
IMD also updated that the western turmoil that was controlling Afghanistan and its neighborhood was interacting with the east in the lower levels of the Bay of Bengal. She said there are chances that the rain will continue for the next 2-3 days and spread from ‘light to moderate rain’ with heavy to very heavy rain in isolated places especially in different parts of northwest India, including Delhi NCR . “A new wave of easterly wave is likely to affect southern India peninsula from October 20 and bring fairly extensive rainfall with isolated heavy rain likely over Kerala, Mahe, the southern interior of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal,” IMD said.
Meanwhile, torrential rains continued to hit parts of Delhi for the second day in a row on Monday, causing waterlogging in several parts of the region. The Indian Meteorological Department issued a yellow alert in the area and predicted an intensification of a thunderstorm with heavy rains on Monday and Tuesday. “As western disturbances will affect the area, the city is likely to receive light to moderate rain on Sunday. A Met official said. The weather is likely to be dry over the area as of Oct. 19,” the Met official said.