A report published by Care Ratings on 29th July states that the number of meteorological subdivisions recording “scanty or deficient” rainfall is at a five-year high, the last time this occurred being in 2014. How will this affect agriculture?
Weather forecast today highlights: Maharashtra will observe a slight relief from the ongoing dry weather around May 24. This is because an upper air Trough is expected to develop along the Konkan coast around May 22. However, a heat wave is likely to prevail over Vidarbha for the next few days.
Among the atmospheric conditions required for announcing the monsoon withdrawal by the IMD are reduced rainfall for five consecutive days, complete absence of moisture and formation of anti-cyclone in the lower troposphere over the region on the extreme western parts of the country.
The news will augur well for the country as large parts have been witnessing agriculture distress and water levels in reservoirs in west and south India have dipped to low levels in the past few months.