Southwest monsoon set in over southern parts of Kerala on Thursday. India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday informed that the annual monsoon has made its onset in the southern parts of Kerala today (June 3). IMD Chief Mrutyunjay Mohapatra informed that Odisha is likely to witness monsoon this year from June 10-12.
According to the IMD Chief, Odisha is likely to receive normal rainfall this year from June to September. However, in the month of June, the State will experience above normal rainfall. IMD Chief,Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said, Monsoon reached Kerala coast today (June 3). Usually monsoon reaches Kerala by June 1. Therefore, monsoon has reached almost on time in Kerala.
We are expecting the advancement of the monsoon to stay normal. Under its influence, normal rainfall is predicted during this period. In the month of June, Odisha may experience normal to above normal rainfall this year. But this will be possible with monsoon advances normally and reaches Odisha. We expect monsoon to reach by its usual time in Odisha this year. Usually monsoon reaches Odisha by June 10-12 every year. Even this year monsoon may reach Odisha during the same time.
A low pressure area is likely to develop by June 11 in the Bay of Bengal which will result in the onset of monsoon in eastern India. According to the forecast released on May 31, normal rainfall is expected from June to September for Odisha. Moreover, we expect above-normal rainfall in the month of June.
Published: Diptiranjita Patra
Last updated: 03 June 2021, 03:49 PM IST
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