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Southwest Monsoon sets in over southern parts of Kerala: IMD

Onset of southwest monsoon over Indian subcontinent. Photo: IMD

New Delhi, June 3 (MNN) Southwest Monsoon has set in over southern parts of Kerala on Thursday, and isolated heavy rainfall is very likely over Kerala and Karnataka as a result during the next three days, the India Meteorological Department announced.

A day earlier, it was announced that the probability of normal rainfall, with a variability figure of plus or minus 4 per cent was expected over the country during the monsoon season from June till September.

Southwest Monsoon has advanced into parts of south Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep area, south Kerala, south Tamil Nadu, remaining parts of Comorin–Maldives area and more parts of southwest Bay of Bengal on June 3, the IMD tweeted.

“Under the influence of a trough at mean sea level off Karnataka-Kerala coasts and strengthening of westerly wind in lower tropospheric levels; scattered to widespread rainfall accompanied with thunderstorm, lightning and gusty winds are likely.”

The IMD said isolated to scattered rainfall accompanied with thunderstorm, lightning and gusty winds was very likely over parts of western Himalayan region and adjoining plains of north-west India during the next 2-3 days.

Private weather forecaster Skymet Weather said that heavy rainfall was expected in south and north-west India, along with lightning and thunderstorm in Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Maharashtra.

Rain and thundershower with gusty winds were likely over Ambala in Haryana, and Amritsar, Barnala, Chandigarh, Fatehgarh Sahib, Firozepur, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Ludhiana, Pathankot, Patiala, Rupnagar, Sangrur, and Tarn Taran districts of Punjab during the next few hours.

It said mountainous areas were also likely to witness showers or medium rainfall.

Western Bengal, Odisha, eastern Bihar and western Jharkhand were likely to witness light to medium rainfall accompanied by lightning and thunderstorm.

Many districts in the desert state of Rajasthan were likely to experience dust-laden winds along with rain and thunderstorm.
Many areas in Madhya Pradesh too were predicted to experience light to medium rain.

Districts in western Gujarat were likely to remain dry, with rain likely in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Vadodra, Navsari, Surat, Valsad, Panchmahal, Rajkot, and Amreli.

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