‘Rapid progress of monsoon likely’

ST Correspondent
Monday, 26 June 2017

As recorded by the IMD, Pune received 2.9 mm of rainfall collectively on Saturday night and Sunday. Nashik recorded 58.6 mm 
rainfall. 

Pune: According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), monsoon has now crossed the Maharashtra and has moved to Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh (MP)and towards Uttar Pradesh (UP).

On late Saturday night and early Sunday morning, the city experienced showers. As recorded by the IMD, Pune received 2.9 mm of rainfall collectively on Saturday night and Sunday. Nashik recorded 58.6 mm 
rainfall. 

Other cities of the State namely Mumbai, Kolhapur, Ratnagiri, Satara, Sangli, Bhira and Panjim witnessed rainfall on late Saturday night and Sunday. 

The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) continues to pass through Dwarka, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Khandwa, Betul, Mandla and Patna. Favourable conditions are developing for further advance of south-west monsoon into more parts of North Arabian Sea, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh,  Bihar and east Uttar Pradesh during next two days. 

IMD officials said that rapid advance of south-west monsoon is likely into most parts of north-west India, including Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, during next four 
to five days.

Sources at IMD said this is expected in view of the likely west-northwestward movement of the low-pressure system located over north-west Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood, towards north-west India and its likely interaction with an approaching western disturbance.

Related News