Monsoon update: Heavy rain likely over West Bengal, Sikkim
Weak Monsoon conditions are still prevailing over most parts of the country. Due to the favourable movement of MJO and the formation of a weather system over North Bay of Bengal, we expect Monsoon to advance further around June 24 over parts of West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, some more parts of Chhattisgarh and Odisha.
The IMD's bulletin on Sunday predicted that the Southwest monsoon has further advanced into remaining parts of central Arabian Sea, some more parts of Maharashtra and some parts of Gujarat region. The Northern Limit of Monsoon passes through Valsad, Malegaon, Amravati, Gondia, Titlagarh, Cuttack, Midnapore, Goalpara and Baghdogra.
''Conditions are favourable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon over some parts of north Arabian Sea, remaining parts of Maharashtra & Assam; some more parts of Gujarat region, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal; some parts of south Saurashtra, Jharkhand, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh during next 23 days,'' it also said.
According to the IMD's prediction on the distribution of rainfall this monsoon, 'Heavy to very heavy rain' was likely at a few places over Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya and heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Gujarat region and Konkan & Goa.
The IMD also predicted thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds were likely at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Rayalaseema and Tamilnadu & Puducherry.