The IMD also announced onset of Northeast Monsoon that brings rainfall to Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala.
The causes of deaths include drowning, house collapse, falling of trees and electrocution
The highest number of deaths 111 were reported from Uttar Pradesh, while 28 people lost their lives in Bihar since last week
Monsoon still remains active in several parts of India and withdrawal of the southwest monsoon is likely to start from northwestern areas around October 10, IMD has said
Of the 36 meteorological subdivisions of the IMD, two -- west Madhya Pradesh and Saurashtra and Kutch -- recorded precipitation in 'large excess'.
This has also resulted in the monsoon rainfall to rise 9 percent above normal – a percentage below the mark at which it would be categorised as ‘excess’
The meteorological department has said rain/thundershowers are "very likely" at a few places in eastern and western Uttar Pradesh on September 30
Patna continued to be among the worst affected, some of its parts submerged in water levels rising up to the chest and its residents being rescued with the help of municipal cranes
Over a dozen districts in Bihar were lashed by heavy rainfall for nearly 48 hours bringing normal business to a grinding halt and disrupting rail and road traffic in most places
Over the past few days, several cities in India, Lucknow, Pune, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad among others, have witnessed torrential rains.
Several low-lying areas in and around Pune witnessed flooding after heavy showers on September 25
IMD has issued a red alert for Mumbai and Thane region for September 19
Monsoon rains are crucial to farm output and economic growth because the agricultural sector accounts for about 15% of India's $2.5 trillion economy.
Live updates of the heavy rainfall in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Red alert has been sounded
Monsoon rains are crucial to farm output and economic growth as the agricultural sector accounts for about 15% of India's $2.5 trillion economy.
Updates of the floods in various parts of India
Overall, India has received 1% more rainfall than average since the start of the monsoon season on June 1.
The stickers on which the photographs are printed read: "free rice and wheat distribution to flood-affected families (August 2019)"
Over two lakh people have been evacuated to safer places in Maharashtra. Meanwhile, in Kerala, 28 people have reportedly lost their lives in flood-related incidents.
Overall, India has received 5% less rain than average since the start of the monsoon season on June 1.
This cut comes amidst slowing global growth and weak monsoon leading to sluggish Q1 data
June had recorded rainfall of 87 percent of the Long Period Average, which was deficient, casting fear of drought like situation
Five years ago, Mumbai had witnessed even more rainfall in July, setting a record
Monsoon rains are crucial for farm output and economic growth, as about 55 percent of India's arable land is rain-fed, and agriculture forms about 15 percent of a $2.5-trillion economy that is the third biggest in Asia.