Monsoon continues to be weak but clouds are building up well over the oceans and seas. According to India Meteoroligical Department(IMD), the monsoon will advance northwards in the next 2-3 days.
Rainfall since June 1 remains 25% below normal, but it is expected to pick up soon. Only one-third of the country has seen normal rainfall so far this month, says the weather forecaster.
IMD expects conditions to be favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into remaining parts of central Arabian Sea and entire Konkan & Goa,
some parts of south Chhattisgarh, Madhya Maharashtra & Marathwada. No heat wave observed over the country.
Thunderstorm likely at isolated places over West Uttar Pradesh, West Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana & Rayalaseema.
Good news for Mumbai! Monsoon coming soon
It seems that the long wait for the Monsoon in Mumbai is finally coming to an end. As the Monsoon inches closer, pre-Monsoon rains are likely to pick up pace over Mumbai.
According to Skymet Weather, rains are now all set to intensify June 18 onwards. This will be a prolonged wet spell which may expand till June 22.
Scattered light rains will commence over the capital city during the next 24 hours, increasing thereafter, said the weather forecaster. A cyclonic circulation is brewing in west-central Bay of Bengal, which will gradually move inland in west direction by June 18.