The director of state meteorological centre Bikram Singh said that the withdrawal of monsoon from the state this year will be a bit late. The expected date for the monsoon withdrawal in Uttarakhand is October 10, whereas in Punjab and Rajasthan the withdrawal of monsoon is about one month late.
He further said, “We take the time period from June 1 to September 30 as monsoon. This year in Uttarakhand the withdrawal of monsoon is likely to start from October 10. The rainfall in the state is -18 per cent, which can be considered within normal range. On the other hand in the country, the rainfall has been recorded above normal range. In the year 2018, the monsoon in the entire region of Uttarakhand started withdrawing from October 1. In the year 2017, the withdrawal in some parts of state started from September 30 but in the entire state it started withdrawing from October 11.”
About the drop in temperature during the morning and night time he said, “This is a standard observance that can be seen after rainfall but from mid October to December it will be post-monsoon season or north-eastern monsoon and in January-February the winters will come.”
When asked about the effect the increase in global warming have on regional weather he said, “With the increase in global warming the number of severe weather events have had no change but the intensity of these events has increased. The same can be said for rainfall, the number of rainy days has decreased but the intensity at some places is so much that the total rainfall recorded is same. The distribution of rainfall is also becoming increasingly irregular.”
It is pertinent to mention here that the state meteorological centre has forecast moderate thundershowers especially in mountainous regions of Uttarakhand on Saturday. Overall, the weather is likely to remain partly cloudy with possibility of light to moderate rainfall and thunderstorms at most places.
In the provisional capital of Dehradun the maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be 30 degree Celsius and 19 degree Celsius respectively.
Meanwhile on Friday, the maximum and minimum temperatures recorded at various places in the state were 29.7 degree Celsius and 19 degree Celsius respectively in Dehradun, 32.1 degree Celsius and 22.4 degree Celsius in Pantnagar, 20.3 degree Celsius and 11.5 degree Celsius in Mukteshwar, 20.6 degree Celsius and 13.2 degree Celsius respectively in New Tehri.
Saturday, 05 October 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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