SW Monsoon moves further into remaining parts of Guj, MP, Raj & UP


New Delhi, Jun 19 (UNI) Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said that Southwest monsoon has further advanced into remaining parts of north Arabian Sea, Saurashtra, Gujarat region and Madhya Pradesh, entire Kutch, some more parts of Rajasthan and west Uttar Pradesh.

According to the IMD officials, advancement of southwest monsoon into remaining parts of Rajasthan, west Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and Punjab is likely to be slow as large scale features are not favourable and the forecast wind pattern by the numerical models do not indicate any favourable condition for sustained rainfall over the region during the forecast period.

“Under the influence of a 'Low Pressure Area'over southeast Uttar Pradesh and a cyclonic circulation over Bangladesh, a fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls very likely over Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, East Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh during next two days", IMD said.

“Isolated very heavy rainfall also likely over East Uttar Pradesh on June 19- 20, Madhya Pradesh and Gangetic West Bengal on June 19 and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim on June 20”, it added.

The national weather bureau also said that a cyclonic circulation in lower and mid tropospheric levels lies over southwest Rajasthan tilting southwestwards with height and also an offshore trough runs from south Maharashtra to north Kerala coast and under the influence of these systems, a fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls very likely over Konkan, Goa, Gujarat State, Coastal and South Interior Karnataka and Madhya Maharashtra during next two days.

The Bureau also informed that a ‘Western Disturbance as a trough runs roughly along Long. 72°E to the north of Lat. 25°N and under its influence and monsoonal easterlies, a fairly widespread to widespread rainfall likely over Uttarakhand and West Uttar Pradesh during next two days with isolated heavy to very heavy falls over Uttarakhand and West Uttar Pradesh toady.

“A moderate to severe thunderstorms accompanied by frequent cloud to ground lightning very likely to occur over Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand on June 19-20. This may cause injuries leading to casualties to people and animals staying outdoors”, the IMD added.