Monsoon may enter south Maha today

ST CORRESPONDENT
Friday, 8 June 2018

Officials at IMD said conditions are favourable for further advance of the monsoon into some more parts of central Arabian Sea, remaining parts of Goa, some parts of Telangana, some more parts of coastal Andhra Pradesh and west-central Bay of Bengal by June 8.

PUNE: The Southwest Monsoon on Thursday further advanced into some more parts of central Arabian Sea, remaining parts of coastal Karnataka, most parts of Karnataka and Goa. It is expected to reach south Maharashtra by June 8 and north Maharashtra by June 9, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

As of Thursday, the Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) passes through Mormugao, Gadag, Kurnool, Narsapur, Machlipatnam, Agartala, Lumding and North Lakhimpur.

Officials at IMD said conditions are favourable for further advance of the monsoon into some more parts of central Arabian Sea, remaining parts of Goa, some parts of Telangana, some more parts of coastal Andhra Pradesh and west-central Bay of Bengal by June 8.

Furthermore, conditions are also likely to become favourable for its advance into most parts of Arabian Sea, remaining parts of Maharashtra, some parts of south Gujarat region, southern parts of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal, Sikkim, remaining parts of northeastern states and most parts of Bay of Bengal between June 9 and June 11.

The IMD has issued a warning stating that rainfall activity is likely to increase over coastal Karnataka, Goa and south Maharashtra from Thursday. The widespread rainfall activity is likely to continue till June 10. It is very likely to extend to north coastal Maharashtra, including Mumbai from June 8.The IMD forecasted that extremely heavy rainfall is likely at isolated places in these regions during this period.

Accompanying the strong monsoon conditions over the Arabian Sea, squally wind at a speed reaching 40 to 50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph is likely along and off the Konkan and Goa coasts between June 8 and June 12.

Sea condition will be rough to very rough over east central Arabian Sea, off Konkan and Goa coasts as well as over west-central and adjoining southwest Arabian Sea off the Somalia coast during the same time. 

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