Pune: As Pune along with major cities on Wednesday witnessed pre-monsoon showers, conditions are favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into some more parts of southern Maharashtra on June 7 as predicted earlier by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
As of Wednesday, southwest monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of south interior Karnataka, most parts of Rayalaseema, south coastal Andhra Pradesh, west-central Bay of Bengal, remaining parts of east-central Bay of Bengal and some more parts of northwest Bay of Bengal.
On Wednesday, the Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) passed through Shirali, Chitradurga, Kurnool, Narsapur, Machlipatnam, Agartala, Lumding and north Lakhimpur.
Monsoon will further progress to other parts of Maharashtra till June 8, noted IMD. Conditions are also likely to become favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into some parts of Gujarat, southern parts of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal, Sikkim, remaining parts of northeastern states and most parts of Bay of Bengal from June 9 to 11.
IMD has also issued a warning stating that rainfall activity is likely to increase over coastal Karnataka, Goa and south coastal Maharashtra from June 7 onwards with a widespread rainfall activity is expected till June 12
IMD stated that it is very likely to extend to north coastal Maharashtra, including Mumbai with heavy to very heavy rains at a few places with extremely heavy, that is more than 19.5 cm rainfall at isolated places between June 9 and 12.
STATE SPECIFIC PREDICTIONS
- Extremely heavy rainfall predicted by IMD in north Konkan region on June 9 and 10.
- the IMD has predicted isolated heavy rainfall in south interior Maharashtra from June 6 to 10.
- Isolated heavy rainfall in north interior Maharashtra from June 8 to 10.