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Northwest India to witness increased rainfall activity in next 48 hrs: IMD

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Meteorological Department forecast today that rains over north and would pick up in the next 4-5 days, even as heavy rainfall continued to hammer coastal and

The rains in was the highest recorded this season. It forced schools and colleges to remain shut.

The downpour flooded several roads, leading to traffic jams which decelerated the pace of the maximum city. People were seen negotiating their way through knee-deep water.

The IMD said that a low-pressure area is very likely to form over north around July 13 and become more marked thereafter.

"Ongoing active conditions are very likely to continue over and south peninsula during next 5-6 days. Rainfall activity is likely to increase over parts of during next 48 hours. Subdued rainfall activity is likely to continue over east and during next 4-5 days," it said.

It has issued a red-coloured warning for Maharashtra, and for tomorrow, and for on July 11.

The Met department has a four colour-coded warning system and red signifies extreme events.

According to the IMD, deficiency in the country is 9 per cent. East and recorded a deficiency of 24 per cent, while northwest and recorded 8 and 5 per cent respectively.

The southern peninsula has recorded 10 per cent more rainfall that the normal.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 21:25 IST