Pune: Though the arrival of southwest monsoon in the Admans arrived a day later than that predicted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), there is a good news. The IMD has predicted that the conditions are favorable for the advancement of monsoon, and it is likely to hit the Kerala coast by June 1.
According to the IMD officials, the southwest monsoon has crossed major parts of Andaman Sea on May 18. Progress of the monsoon has gained a pace, as in a span of 24 hours it crossed the remaining parts of Andaman Sea, entering the Bay of Bengal on Monday. The graph of the normal and actual advancements of southwest monsoons clearly shows its fast movements.
“The monsoons have already entered the southeast and east central parts of the Bay of Bengal in the past 24 hours, crossing the Bay of Bengal. The favorable conditions might lead to further proceeding of southwest monsoon into some more parts of south and central Bay of Bengal during the next 48 hours” said the IMD officials.
Earlier, the IMD had predicted had given forecast that that monsoon would hit Kerala coast on around June 5. But, if conditions remain favorable for the southwest monsoons to advance further, it is possible that the monsoon will set over Kerala around June 1. It is then expected to advance northwards, usually in surges, and cover the entire country around July 15.
While it will be too early to predict arrival of monsoon in and around Pune, it usually takes a week to reach the city after it hits Kerala. As the monsoon is expected to arrive in Kerala by June 1, Puneites can hope to witness monsoon showers by June 7