Conditions favourable for progress of monsoon: IMD

ST Correspondent
Monday, 3 June 2019

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), conditions are becoming favourable for the further advancement of Southwest Monsoon into extreme southern parts of Arabian Sea, some more parts of Maldive-Comorin Area, southwest, southeast and east-central Bay of Bengal till June 3.

Pune: According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), conditions are becoming favourable for the further advancement of Southwest Monsoon into extreme southern parts of Arabian Sea, some more parts of Maldive-Comorin Area, southwest, southeast and east-central Bay of Bengal till June 3.

An east-west shear zone at 3.1 km above mean sea level is very likely to develop across south peninsula from June 5 onwards leading to favourable conditions for onset of southwest Monsoon over Kerala subsequently. The Met department further mentioned that a cyclonic circulation in lower levels lies over Lakshadweep area and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea, which is likely to move westwards without any intensification till June 4.

Under its influence, cross-equatorial flow over southern parts of South Arabian Sea is likely to increase gradually favouring advancement of southwest monsoon over over southern Arabian sea till June 4.

As on Sunday, the Met department predicted heat wave conditions likely to continue to prevail over Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh till June 4. Thereafter, it has forecasted decrease in intensity in these regions.  Heat wave conditions over Vidarbha are very likely to continue to prevail till June 7, and over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and south Uttar Pradesh till June 4.

Fairly widespread rainfall has been forecast with isolated heavy falls over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura till June 6.

The maximum temperature in the city shall continue to be 38 degrees Celsius with cloudy skies till the evening during this week. The minimum temperature will continue to be at around 25 degrees Celsius during the week.

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