Cyclone Vayu to cause heavy rainfall: IMD

Namrata Devikar
Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Speaking to Sakal Times, Anupam Kashyapi, Head of Weather at the IMD Pune, said as an impact of Cyclone Vayu, heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in Konkan and Goa till June 14.

Pune: The Cyclonic Storm ‘Vayu’ over east-central Arabian Sea has moved northwards at a speed of 15 kmph in the past six hours. It was located 350 km west-southwest of Goa, and 510 km south-southwest of Mumbai. It is likely to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm till June 12. It will move northwards and cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva around Veraval and Diu region as a severe cyclonic storm with high wind speed on early morning of June 13.

Speaking to Sakal Times, Anupam Kashyapi, Head of Weather at the IMD Pune, said as an impact of Cyclone Vayu, heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in Konkan and Goa till June 14.

“On June 11 and 12, heavy rainfall is expected in southern part of Konkan and Goa and Mumbai. This may continue till June 13. As the cyclone moves northward towards Saurashtra and Kutch, there is a possibility of normal rainfall on June 14. Due to the cyclone, a part of central Maharashtra may also receive rainfall, which will be a pre-monsoon rainfall,” said Kashyapi.

Southwest Monsoon
As the Southwest Monsoon is still in Kerala and has not moved forward, IMD officials said the conditions will be favourable for the monsoon after the landfall of Cyclone Vayu.  

As per the IMD, the Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) continues to pass through Kannur, Madurai, and Aizwal. “The monsoon will pick pace after the landfall of Cyclone Vayu on June 14. But due to Cyclone Vayu, the pre-monsoon showers in the State will be good. The monsoon is expected to get stronger and reach Maharashtra after June 14. However, it will take time to cover the entire state,” said Kashyapi.

He said Central Maharashtra and Konkan and Goa will get monsoon showers coming from Kerala.

“However, Vidarbha and Marathwada will need a stronger push for the monsoon from Bay of Bengal. Also, in parts of Vidarbha and Marathwada, it is expected to reach by the second half of June. So between June 21 and June 27, it will cover the entire state of Maharashtra. By June 27, the monsoon will cover the entire country,” added Kashyapi.
 

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