Southwest Monsoon has now reached more parts of Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal, entire Arunachal Pradesh, some more parts of Assam, and Meghalaya and Sikkim. During the next 24 hours, active to vigorous Monsoon conditions are expected over Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura.
The IMD's bulletin on Wednesday predicted that the southwest monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal, remaining parts of northwest Bay of Bengal, entire Arunachal Pradesh and most parts of Assam, Meghalaya and Sikkim. The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) passes through Thane (including Mumbai), Ahmednagar, Buldhana, Amraoti, Gondia,Titlagarh, Cuttack, Midnapore, Goalpara and Baghdogra. No further advance likely during the next one week due to the weakening of monsoon flow.
According to the IMD's prediction on the distribution of rainfall this monsoon, 'heavy to very heavy rain' at isolated places Coastal & South Interior Karnataka, Kerala, Assam , Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura and 'heavy rain' at isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal & Sikkim, south Konkan & Goa.
The IMD also predicted thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds and lightning very likely at isolated places over Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha.
''Sea condition is likely to be rough to very rough over GoaKarnatakaKerala coasts, Tamil Nadu Coast, Andhra PradeshOdishaWest Bengal Coasts, Southwest Arabian Sea off Somalia coast and West Central Arabian Sea off Oman Coast. Fishermen are advised not to venture into these areas,'' it further added.
Monsoon has so far already hit Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and North-East, and will move up north from Maharashtra.