New Delhi: Heavy rainfall is expected in Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and east Uttar Pradesh tomorrow with the depression over gangetic West Bengal moving northwestwards, the Met office said on Wednesday.
Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Vidarbha and Madhya Pradesh would also be hit by heavy rains.
The depression, which had triggered heavy showers in several cities and towns in West Bengal, was practically stationary yesterday and has moved northwestwards since then.
It now lies over Jharkhand and adjoining areas of gangetic West Bengal and north Odisha, about 60 kms southeast of Ranchi, and would cause heavy rainfall in those areas, the Met office said.
The system would move gradually in a westerly direction and weaken into a well-marked low pressure area during next 24 hours, it said.
On the other hand, the upper air cyclonic circulation over south Uttar Pradesh and adjoining north Madhya Pradesh has become less marked.
Heavy to very rainfall has been forecast for tomorrow and the day after at isolated places over east and west Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Jharkhand and east Uttar Pradesh.
The axis of Monsoon trough currently passes through Ferozepur, Meerut, Banda, besides the centre of the current depression and Digha stretching towards east central Bay of Bengal.
The country as a whole has received 14 per cent excess rainfall this season.
According to the Met Department, the Monsoon has remained subdued in Arunachal Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Marathwada, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema and Tamil Nadu.