Manasi Saraf Joshi
Pune, 10th June 2021: As the Monsoon entered the state couple of days before its official onset date, the Indian Meteorological Department has predicted that the south-west monsoon soon will cover the entire state before or by June 15.
Meanwhile, currently, the south-west monsoon has covered 80% of the state. IMD said, “Southwest Monsoon has further advanced into entire central and some parts of north Arabian Sea, entire Konkan including Mumbai most parts of interior Maharashtra, some parts of south Gujarat region, some more parts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, most parts of central Bay of Bengal & some more parts of north Bay of Bengal. The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) passes through lat. 20.0°N/ Long. 60°E, lat. 20.5°N/ Long. 70°E, Bulsar, Malegaon, Nagpur, Bhadrachalam, Tuni, lat. 19°N/ Long. 87.0°E, 22.5°N/89.5°E, 24.0°N/89.5°E and Bagdogra. Southwest Monsoon s likely to advance into remaining parts of Arabian Sea and Maharashtra, some more parts of Gujarat, remaining parts of Telangana & Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, entire West Bengal, Bihar and parts of east Uttar Pradesh during next 2-3 days.
“So this time Monsoon is likely to cover entire Maharashtra State around 3 days before normal onset date (ie 15 June to cover entire State)”, said head, weather, IMD Pune Anupam Kashyapi.
Ghat regions in and around Pune have been predicted to get heavy showers till June 13.
Why this much rain……in & around Mumbai?
Kashyapi said, “Our (IMD) forecast for extreme heavy rain was there……based on position of some synoptic systems.
1)The off shore trough over north Maharashtra to north Kerala appears again today
2) One upper air cyclonic circulation present over East Central to north Arabian Sea.
3) Another trough from South Gujarat to Odisha. All these systems make monsoon vigorous over Mumbai & adjacent areas/Konkan.
4) Moreover, Strong westerlies and packing of isobars over the Arabian Sea created the rest/situation which may continue in coming couple of days.