June 10, 2016 1:19:58 am
THE DELAYED onset over Kerala may not lead to delay in the progress of the south-west monsoon in Maharashtra, with the met department stating that the progress of the south-west monsoon is slated to touch the coastal areas of the state within the next 48 hours.
However, the advancement is favourable only for the coastal parts as of now and its further progress to Mumbai, Pune and central parts would have to be assessed in the coming weeks, stated the met officials.
“Conditions are favourable for the further advancement of south-west monsoon to Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and coastal parts of Maharashtra in the next 48 hours. From there on, depending on the synoptic situations, one can forecast for the advancement over central parts of the state,” said Sunita Devi, director weather central IMD, Pune.
After the onset over Kerala was declared on June 8, almost seven days late, the advancement over Kerala, Tamil Nadu and most parts of the coastal Karnataka continued and on Thursday, the met department stated that conditions are favourable for further advancement of south-west monsoon over some more parts of central Arabian sea, remaining parts of coastal Karnataka, some parts of Konkan and Goa, north interior Karnataka, some more parts of Rayalaseema, coastal Andhra Pradesh and central Bay of Bengal in the next 48 hours.
With the usual date of south-west monsoon onset over Mumbai being June 10, there is a delay with the onset being late. While in the coastal areas, it is a little earlier than June 7, hence the delay.
Asked about the progress over the central parts of the state, the met officials said that they would observe the synoptic conditions for the further advancement to the central parts of the state in the coming days. “As of now, there is no clear indications when it would occur and it would depend on the overall progress of the monsoon from the coastal areas to the central parts of the state,’’ said the met official.
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