The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday confirmed that the Southwest Monsoon has further advanced into the remaining parts of the central Arabian Sea, like most parts of Konkan, including Mumbai and some parts of Central Maharashtra as well as Karnataka on June 11, 2022.
While citing the latitude and longitude of the southwest monsoon, the weather department said that the Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) now passes through Dahanu, Pune, Gadag, Bengaluru, Puducherry, extending to Siliguri.
It added, “The conditions are favorable for further advance of monsoon into some parts of north Arabian Sea, remaining parts of Konkan, some parts of Gujarat state, most parts of Madhya Maharashtra, entire Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, some parts of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Westcentral & northwest Bay of Bengal during next 48 hours.”
The monsoon accounts for around 70 per cent of the country’s annual rainfall and is considered the lifeline of its agriculture-based economy.
मुंबईत मान्सूनचे स्वागत…
Monsoon in Mumbai arrived.
आज 11 जून रोजी डहाणू, मुंबई, ठाणे, रायगड, मध्य महाराष्ट्राच्या काही भागात पुण्यापर्यंत आणि कर्नाटकातील गदगपर्यंत व पुढे खाली दर्शविल्या प्रमाणे मान्सूनचे आगमन झाले.
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— K S Hosalikar (@Hosalikar_KS) June 11, 2022
Senior IMD scientist R K Jenamani said monsoon touched the Kerala coast on May 29 and covered south and central Arabian Sea, Kerala, parts of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and the entire northeast between May 31 and June 7.
“We have strong monsoon features — there are strong winds and clouds have started developing — for the next two days,” he added.
The scientist said conditions are favourable for the further advance of monsoon over Goa and some more parts of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu in the next two days.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had last month said the southwest monsoon will be normal and quantitatively be 103 per cent of the 50-year average of 87 cm rainfall received in the entire season.
It will be the seventh consecutive year when the country would receive normal rainfall during the June-to-September period.
Jenamani said extremely heavy rainfall is predicted over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya over the next few days.