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Southwest Monsoon sets in over Kerala


Pune, (UNI)

With the Southwest Monsoon further advancing into entire south Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep area, remaining stretches of Maldives area, most zones of Kerala & Mahe, some nooks of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal, some more spots of Comorin area and southwest Bay of Bengal, it has set in over Kerala on Monday, coinciding with its normal date of onset over the southwestern state, said the India Meteorological Department today.

Meanwhile, squally wind (with speed reaching up to 50-60 km per hour and gusting up to 70 kmph) is likely to blow over eastcentral Arabian Sea along & off Karnataka-Goa coats during next 24 hours, the Met warned.

It is (with speed reaching 40-50 kmph and gusting up to 60 kmph) likely to sweep across Lakshadweep area and along & off Kerala coast and eastcentral & adjoining southeast Arabian Sea during the period.

As a result, sea is very likely to be very rough to high over eastcentral & adjoining southeast Arabian Sea and along & off Karnataka-Goa coasts, hence fishermen have been advised not to venture into southeast & eastcentral Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep area and along & off Kerala-Karnataka-Goa coasts during the period.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to pound isolated places in Konkan, Goa, coastal Karnataka, Kerala and Mahe during the period.

Heavy rainfall is likely to batter isolated chunks in Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Rayalseema, north & south Interior Karnataka and Lakshadweep during the period.

Thunderstorm, accompanied with lightning and gusty winds (speed reaching 40-50 kmph), is likely at isolated segments over Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Kerala and Mahe during the period.

Thunderstorm, accompanied with lightning and gusty winds (speed reaching 30-40 kmph), is likely at isolated regions over Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Konkan, Goa, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Telangana, Rayalseema, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal and Lakshadweep during the period.

Thunderstorm, accompanied with lightning, is likely at isolated portions over west Uttar Pradesh, Vidarbha and Arunachal Pradesh during the period.

Rain or thundershowers had lashed most locations in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Marathwada, north Interior Karnataka, Kerala and Lakshadweep during past 24 hours.

They had hit many divisions in Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Telangana and south Interior Karnataka as well at a few tracts in west Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarg, Konkan, Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, Rayalaseema and Andaman & Nicobar Islands during the period.

Isolated zones in Odisha, Bihar, east Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Gujarat, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu also received rains during the period.

Thunderstorm had occurred at isolated quarters over Uttarakhand, Assam, Meghalaya, Chhattisgarh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Punjab, east Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal, Telangana, Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, west Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Telangana, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Vidarbha, Konkan, Goa, Interior Karnataka, Kerala and Mahe during the period.

Day temperatures were above normal in some parts of Assam, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Saurashtra, Kutch, Konkan, Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Rayalaseema, Tamil Nadu, Interior Karnataka and Kerala.

Day temperatures were markedly below par in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and some sites of Bihar & Rajasthan.

They were appreciably below normal in some sectors of West Bengal, Sikkim, Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Telangana as well in remaining locales of Assam, Meghalaya, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.

They were below norm in some corners of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, coastal Andhra Pradesh Yanam and in remaining parts of Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal. They were normal over the rest of the country.

The highest maximum temperature of 44.0 degree Celsius was reported at Khargone (west Madhya Pradesh) and Mandla (east Madhya Pradesh).


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