The monsoon will enter an active phase over parts of central and western India from August 4 bringing heavy rains over the next three-four days, the India Meteorological Department said on Sunday. A low pressure area is likely to form over the north Bay of Bengal around August 4. A monsoon trough is also likely to shift southwards and strengthen during the next three to four days.
As a consequence of these meteorological features, the south-westerly monsoon flow is likely to strengthen over the Arabian Sea and along the west coast.
Widespread rains with “scattered heavy to very heavy rainfall”, and isolated extremely heavy showers are likely over Konkan and Goa, central Maharashtra and the ghat areas, coastal Karnataka and Kerala during August 3-5.
The weather department has also issued a red warning for coastal Maharashtra and Goa on August 4. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected on August 3 over Mumbai and isolated extremely heavy showers on August 4-5, the IMD said.
Widespread rainfall is also likely over the coastal districts of Gujarat region on August 5 and over the rest of the state on August 6. The IMD has also predicted widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy showers over Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh on August 4 and 5. Isolated heavy rainfall is also likely over Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal during the same period.