Ending days of wait, the southwest monsoon advanced into some parts of Odisha, informed India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar on Thursday.
Earlier, the IMD had predicted monsoon onset over Odisha by June 15 or 16.
"The southwest monsoon has entered through South Odisha today. While it has fully covered the districts of Koraput, Malkangiri, and Nabarangpur, it partially touched parts of Nuapada, Kalahandi and Rayagada districts," said IMD's regional centre in Bhubaneswar.
The arrival of monsoon is certainly a positive sign as it will be crucial for agriculture. As per IMD, some parts of southern Odisha experienced rainfall activities today.
South-west Monsoon advancement information pic.twitter.com/aAY1fgJAa6— Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar (@mcbbsr) June 16, 2022
As per IMD, the southwest Monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of North Arabian Sea, Gujarat State, entire Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada, some parts of south Madhya Pradesh, most parts of Vidarbha, entire Telangana, some parts of south Chhattisgarh, and south Odisha, most parts of Coastal Andhra Pradesh today.
"The conditions are favorable for further advance of monsoon into some more parts of North Arabian Sea, Gujarat State, Madhya Pradesh, remaining parts of Vidarbha, Andhra Pradesh and Westcentral & northwest Bay of Bengal, some more parts of Chhattisgarh and Odisha, some parts of Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, remaining parts of Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and some more parts of Bihar, some parts of east Uttar Pradesh during next 2-3 days," said IMD