Pune, 26th May 2023: Conditions are favorable for Southwest Monsoon to advance from Andaman and Nicobar. Hence, it can enter Kerala till the 4th of June. But this year there is a possibility of less than average rainfall in June. Average monsoon rainfall is predicted.
Dr D Sivananda Pai, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) gave the forecast for June and the long-term forecast for the monsoon period today (May 26). Eastern Monsoon rains were good across the country. Rainfall was 12 per cent above average across the country and eight per cent above average in May. Northeast India received below-average rainfall. Maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded below average across the country.
Heat waves were reported in some parts of the country. But compared to last year, the heat waves were less this year. At present southwest monsoon winds are prevailing near Andaman and Nicobar. Now that the conditions are favorable for their further journey, monsoon winds will enter Kerala by the 4th of June, informed Dr Pai.
According to the long-term forecast of monsoon, the rainfall across the country will be about 96 per cent of the average. Central and South India will receive above-average rainfall. Dr Pai predicts that there will be less than average rainfall in Northeast India.
There is a possibility of less-than-average rainfall in June. While the minimum and maximum temperature in June is likely to be higher than the average, he informed further.