Monsoon updates: Heavy downpour expected in Mumbai after June 8; moderate rains likely in Goa
Rains are expected to lash coastal Maharashtra and Goa in the next two days while heavy downpour is expected in Mumbai from June 8 to June 12, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast.
Southwestern Monsoon will continue to advance to remaining parts of Karnataka and Rayalaseema,some parts of south Konkan, Goa and Telangana, some more parts of Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Central Bay of Bengal during next 48 hours, said IMD's weather bulletin on Wednesday (June 6) morning.
"Conditions are also likely to become favorable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon into most parts of Arabian Sea, remaining parts of Maharashtra, some parts of Gujarat, southern parts of Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal Sikkim , remaining parts of Northeastern states and most parts of Bay of Bengal during 09th to 11th June," IMD's latest bulletin said.
"Conditions are very likely to become favorable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon into some more parts of Maharashtra, Telangana Coastal Andhra Pradesh in subsequent 48 hours," it added.
As far as Mumbai is concerned, extremely heavy rainfall is likely in the city from June 9 to 11.
The Regional Meteorological Centre in Mumbai has issued a warning in Mumbai and Thane. As per a TOI report, people have been advised to abstain from outdoor activities during the period and also watch for weather updates.
The satellite image released by the IMD which shows position of clouds over several parts of India, Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean.
IMD's satellite image which shows prevailing weather conditions over sub-continent, Indian ocean region uptill Australia.
The IMD has predicted that with the strengthening of the monsoon, increased rains are expected in Kerala, coastal Karnataka, Konkan belt and Goa, which may also lead to flooding.
During next 48 hours, the South-West monsoon is likely to advance in parts of Telangana. Southern districts are likely to receive light to moderate rainfall and one or two spells of heavy rain, reported news agency ANI on Tuesday (June 5) quoting a IMD official.
According to the IMD's prediction on distribution of rainfall this monsoon, the central India will get 'normal' rainfall but the southern Peninsula - Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry - may get 'below normal' rainfall. The north-east India is expected to get least rainfall (below normal) during the period. The monthly rainfall over the country as whole is likely to be 101% of its Long Period Average (LPA) during July, and 94% of the LPA during August - both with a model error of plus or minus 9%.