A tropical low will continue to drench parts of southern and central India through the end of the week.
Rainfall amounts this week have already totaled 50-150 mm (2-6 inches) across southern India, including areas from Thiruvananthapuram to Cuddalore.
Similar rainfall amounts have occurred in northern and western Sri Lanka, from Colombo northward.
The coastal city of Kochi was inundated by 167 mm (6.57 inches) of rain in 24 hours, ending at 5:30 a.m. Thursday local time (8 p.m. Wednesday EDT).
The low will track across south-central India through Friday night, dropping between 25-75 mm (1-3 inches) of rain along its path. Localized flooding may occur.
This band of rain is expected to cross Hyderabad but will remain north of Bangalore and Visakhapatnam. Showers and thunderstorms will still rattle these latter two cities.
As the tropical low moves inland, rain and thunderstorms will gradually taper off along the southwestern coast of India.
While some towns will experience flooding problems, the rainfall will be beneficial for many areas as an ongoing drought continues across far southern India, where the heaviest rainfall is expected from this storm.
With an oncoming El Nino expected, concerns have risen that a below-normal monsoon could occur across much of India, which would have large impacts on the agriculture of the country.
This pre-monsoon rainfall could be crucial for both the people and agriculture of the region in the long term due to the possible drier-than-normal monsoon across the region in the coming months.
The weather threatens to interfere with search, rescue and cleanup operations in the wake of the major 7.8-magnitude earthquake that has killed thousands of people with the death toll mounting.
Temperatures will have their ups and downs across the Northeast this week, starting off on a cool note before milder air moves in for the middle of the week.
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