Monsoon advances in some areas: IMD

Namrata Devikar
Monday, 17 June 2019

As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), southwest monsoon has further advanced into remaining parts of northeast and northwest Bay of Bengal, northeast India and some parts of north Bengal and Sikkim. However, there has been no further advancement from southern peninsula side. 

Pune: As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), southwest monsoon has further advanced into remaining parts of northeast and northwest Bay of Bengal, northeast India and some parts of north Bengal and Sikkim. However, there has been no further advancement from southern peninsula side. 

Anupam Kashyapi, head of weather at IMD Pune, said that monsoon will cover the entire state of Maharashtra by June 24 and latest by June 25.

On Sunday, the Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) passes through Mangaluru, Mysuru, Salem, Cuddalore, Goalpara, Alipurduar and Gangtok. “In the Bay of Bengal side, the monsoon current is advancing as the conditions are favourable. However, in the Arabian sea side, due to Cyclone Vayu, the moisture is absent because of which, as of now, the conditions for further advancement are not seen,” said Kashyapi. 

He added in a couple of days, the conditions will get favourable and it is expected by June 20, the monsoon will reach southern part of Maharashtra. “There is also a vortex development near coastal AP, which will further aid the bay of bengal side. Once the monsoon current is uniform, it will further advance,” 
said Kashyapi.

Cyclone Vayu
IMD noted that the very severe cyclonic storm Vayu is very likely to weaken gradually into a cyclonic storm by June 17 morning and into a deep depression till June 17 evening. The system is very likely to move slowly northwards and thereafter recurve north-eastwards gradually and cross north Gujarat coast by midnight of June 17 as a depression.

“As a result of Vayu reaching Saurashtra and Kutch, an orange alert is given by the IMD to the area on June 17. Widely spread rainfall is also predicted on June 18. Northern parts of Gujarat and southern parts of Rajasthan are also likely to get rainfall on June 18,” he said. 

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