New Delhi, Aug 13: The monsoon is likely to become more active across the country this week and is expected to bring good showers over central India, according to the Indian Meteorological Department.

There is a low pressure over the Bay of Bengal which will make the monsoon current more active, said Additional Director General of IMD Mritunjay Mohapatra on Monday.

The intensity of rainfall activity over Kerala, Karnataka and the ghats of Tamil Nadu is likely to increase against during the next 48 hours, in addition to a fresh surge of monsoon westerlies, said the weather department.

South Konkan region and Goa is also likely to receive isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall, the IMD said.

Mohapatra said a monsoon trough over the western Himalayas was bringing rains over Jammu, Punjab and parts of Uttar Pradesh.

“Another low pressure area has started bringing rains in Odisha. This will slowly move towards central India and then towards Gujarat,” he said.

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According to IMD data, the over monsoon deficiency, which was minus 11 per cent till yesterday, has come down by one per cent.

Monsoon deficiency in east and northeast India has now grown to minus 24 per cent.

“A good rainfall is expected to bring the deficiency down,” Mohapatra added.

Meanwhile, the weather department has predicted cloudy skies along with the possibility of light rains in the Delhi NCR region for Tuesday.

“Tomorrow, the maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to hover at 33 and 26 degrees Celsius respectively,” the weatherman said.