Southwest Monsoon Makes Advances, Likely To Reach Odisha By June 15

OB Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Southwest monsoon has made further advancement and is likely to reach Odisha by June 15.

Manorama Mohanty, Director of the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), on Sunday said the monsoon has advanced into some parts of Nicobar Islands and South Andaman sea, South Bay of Bengal and Maldives & Comorin area.

“There has been widespread rainfall over the Nicobar Islands during the past 24 hours. Considering all the above-satisfied conditions, southwest monsoon has advanced into some parts of Maldives and Comorin area, some parts of South Bay of Bengal, Nicobar Islands and South Andaman Sea,” she said.

The IMD has forecast that the monsoon will advance over Kerala on May 31. The monsoon had hit Kerala coast on June 8 last year after a delay of 7 days and reached Odisha on June 22. However, this time, various weather models have estimated that the monsoon will touch the Indian mainland including Odisha in normal times.

Normally, if no cyclone or low pressure occurs after the monsoon enters the Andaman Sea, then the possibility of an advanced monsoon is supposed to touch Kerala and Odisha.

Mohanty said a low-pressure area is likely to form in the southwest region of the Bay of Bengal by May 22. It is likely to move northeast at the primary stage and unlikely to form a cyclone.

However, the Director said the temperature will remain 2 to 3 degree Celsius above normal in Odisha till May 21. The interior and western Odisha will experience high temperature as the humidity is high in the coastal area, resulting in hot and humid conditions. Some parts of the south coast will experience nor’wester, Mohanty added.

OB Bureau

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