Monsoon picking up pace

ST Correspondent
Monday, 19 June 2017

Officials at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the rains would intensify by the end of June. 

Pune: Favourable conditions are developing for further advance of southwest monsoon into more parts of Chhattisgarh, Vidarbha, remaining parts of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, some parts of East Madhya Pradesh and East Uttar Pradesh during the next two days.

The southwest monsoon has been vigorous over Telangana and active over the north-eastern states of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim. The cumulative rainfall during the past 24 hours reported by 350 stations in the plains is 196 centimetres.

The normal rainfall recorded for these 350 stations is 306.9 centimetres. 
The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) as of Monday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), continues to pass through Valsad, Nashik, Buldana, Yeotmal, Kanker, Jharsuguda, Jamshedpur and Bhagalpur. Rains are very likely at most places over east and northeastern states, at many places over west coast and adjoining central India and at a few places over northwest and peninsular India. 

Officials at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the rains would intensify by the end of June. 

IMD has predicted that there is possibility of heavy rain in south Konkan and Goa, Vidarbha, Marathwada and Madhya Maharashtra on June 20. 

As of June 21, heavy to heavy rains are forecasted in southern parts of Konkan and Goa. 

From June 22 to 23, isolated places at Konkan and Goa may experience rains. 

Moderate rains are expected from June 21 to  23 at Vidarbha, Marathwada and Madhya Maharashtra.

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