New Delhi, July 26: The monsoon is reviving itself and the raifall activity would increase in several parts of the country in the next 48 hours, according to IMD forecast. A low pressure area which was over Madhya Pradesh yesterday (July 25) is now over central parts of south Uttar Pradesh.
"Associated cyclonic circulation extending upto 5.8 km above mean sea level also persists.
The system is likely to remain quasi-stationary and thereby cause widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy fallsover Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and East Rajasthan during next 2 days," IMD's latest update said.
Many areas in the national capital, which received pre-monsoon rain for an hour this morning, are facing problems due to water logging. This also led to traffic jams in several areas in Delhi and neighbouring regions.
"It is also likely that the system may become more marked once again during the subsequent 48 hours. Fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls are likely over Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh during next 2-3 days. Enhancement in rainfall activity likely over northeastern states from 28th July," IMD bulletin added.
Yesterday's IMD bulleting said that low pressure over Madhya Pradesh was moving northwards. The IMD predicted 'heavy to very heavy rainfall' in Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
With the four-month rainy season almost half over, the rainfall deficiency in the eastern part of India, especially in Bihar and Jharkhand, has crossed the 40 per cent mark, while a quarter of the country has received "deficient" rainfall, the India Meteorological Department data had shown a few days ago.
Bihar has recorded the highest monsoon deficiency of 48 per cent, while east Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand have recorded 46 and 42 per cent respectively. The overall monsoon deficiency in the country has, however, dipped to three per cent. The overall deficiency in east and northeast India is 34 per cent, the highest in the country in comparison to the other meteorological divisions of the country.