IMD predicts relief to drought-hit states including Karnataka in next three-five days

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-05-30 18:09 New Delhi: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday predicted an increase in rainfall in the drought-hit regions of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in the next three to five days. IMD director B.P. Yadav told ANI the southern regions will due to western disturbances see an evident increase in rainfall in the later part of this week as per their modals. "The western disturbances have led to the formation of moist air in Arabian Sea, which has collided with the moist air from Bay of Bengal. Because of this, there is a continuous supply of moisture in the air around Delhi-NCR region. That is why the usual summer thunder-showers that lasts for an hour or so have turned into uninterrupted drizzle for a few days," Yadav said. There has been good rainfall in the Delhi-NCR region since last evening with occasional bumps of strong winds. In addition to Delhi-NCR, the neighbouring states like Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab also received a decent rainfall, bringing relief to the people from the scorching heat. (ANI)