South-western monsoon heads towards India after 10-day delay due to Cyclone Amphan
The monsoon which is essential for boosting the rural economy is predicted to reach Kerala by June 5, four days later than the usual schedule and expected to hit Maharashtra by June 15
The south western monsoon winds have resumed its journey towards India after a 10-day halt due to Cyclone Amphan blocking its path near Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a bulletin from the India Meteorological Department said.
The weather department on Wednesday said that due to the enhanced cloud cover and ‘deepening of southwesterly winds up to mid-tropospheric levels’, the southwest monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of south Bay of Bengal, most parts of Andaman Sea and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
The monsoon which is essential for boosting the rural economy is predicted to reach Kerala by June 5, four days later than the usual schedule and expected to hit Maharashtra by June 15. The onset of monsoon was delayed by eight days last year in the same stretch.
Other than the progress of the monsoon schedule, the IMD also predicted a likelihood of showers in northern India that has gripped by the heatwave. The weather department said that a western disturbance would bring showers providing temporary relief from the heatwave from Thursday to Saturday.
with substantial reduction of Heat wave conditions from 29th May. Under favourable wind conditions over parts of central India, heat wave conditions also likely to reduce from these areas from 29th May.— India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) May 27, 2020
The weather department also said that the showers would ‘substantially’ reduced the scorching temperatures from Friday.
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