The monsoon has weakened a bit but is expected to strengthen in the next couple of days. It is also expected to advance to the northeastern states and parts of West Bengal in 48 hours, says India Meteoroligical Department (IMD).
According to the weather forecaster, this month rainfall across the country has been below normal for all but two days, however strong rainfall is expected in the last two weeks of June. No heat wave is observed over the country and Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Himachal could experience thunderstorms and squalls.
IMD in its prediction also said that thunderstorm is observed at isolated places over Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, East Uttar Pradesh, north Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal, Telangana, Konkan & Goa and Kerala from 0830 of yesterday to 0530 hrs IST of
Active Monsoon current continues to lash the West Coast
According to Skymet, monsoon current remains active over the West Coast, particularly between Mangalore and Ratnagiri. In span of 24 hours from 8:30 am on Monday, Ratnagiri recorded 102 mm of rain, Karwar 74 mm, Honavar 52 mm, and Mangalore 27 mm.
While, normal Monsoon conditions were witnessed over Kerala and few interior parts of Peninsular India as they recorded light to moderate rain and thundershowers. Bangalore recorded 16 mm, Anantapur 1 mm, Kozhikode 2 mm, and Thiruvananthapuram 1 mm, as per Skymet.
Intensity and spread of rains have also increased over Northeast India and with this, weather conditions are now favourable for the Southwest Monsoon to enter the northeast region anytime now, says the weather forecaster.