Monsoon inches towards parts of Bay of Bengal

ST Correspondent
Friday, 31 May 2019

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the southwest monsoon further advanced into southernmost parts of Maldives-Comorin area, some parts of southwest and the southeast Bay of Bengal, remaining parts of Andaman Sea and the Andaman Islands and some parts of east central Bay of Bengal on Thursday.

Pune: According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the southwest monsoon further advanced into southernmost parts of Maldives-Comorin area, some parts of southwest and the southeast Bay of Bengal, remaining parts of Andaman Sea and the Andaman Islands and some parts of east central Bay of Bengal on Thursday.

An official statement issued by the IMD stated that the monsoon advanced further in association with further deepening of south-westerlies and an increase in rainfall over the Andaman Islands.

As on Thursday, heatwave conditions prevailed in most parts of the country, with a severe heatwave in isolated pockets over Vidarbha and west Rajasthan. Heatwave to severe heatwave persisted in isolated pockets over east Uttar Pradesh, Marathwada, Telangana and Madhya Pradesh and in isolated pockets over northern parts of north interior Karnataka, central Maharashtra, east Rajasthan, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi.

Chandrapur recorded a maximum temperature of 48 degrees Celsius on Wednesday and again recorded 46.8 degrees Celsius, the highest in the State, On Thursday.  Across Maharashtra, Vidarbha may continue to have heatwave situations till June 3, predicts IMD.

Weather in city

  • On Thursday, the highest temperature recorded in the city was 38.5 degrees Celsius during the day while 23.6 degrees Celsius during the night. 
  • IMD forecast the day temperature to be around 37 degrees Celsius and night temperature would be around 24 degrees Celsius. IMD has forecast cloudy skies from June 2 in the city.
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