7 Jun 2023

Weather: Monsoon May Advance Further But Storm Biparjoy Likely To Make Its Progress Slow & Sluggish


Meteorological conditions are becoming conducive for the onset of monsoon over Kerala during the next 48 hours, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.

The conditions are also favourable for further advance of monsoon into some more parts of South Arabian Sea, entire Lakshadweep, some more parts of Southwest, Central and Northeast Bay of Bengal and some parts of Northeastern states during the next 48 hours, the IMD said.


According to Skymet Weather, the weather system in the Bay of Bengal is facing double front attack. A powerful storm ‘Biparjoy’ has evolved over East-Central and Southeast Arabian Sea.  


Onset of monsoon will be mild and meek


The cyclone in the Arabian Sea is delaying the onset of monsoon over mainland India and stormy activity over the Western Pacific is blocking the streamlined flow of moist winds over Bay of Bengal


Under these circumstances, not only the onset of monsoon will be mild and meek, but further advancement may also be slow and sluggish. The onset of monsoon is very likely in the next 48 hours. However, the monsoon will struggle hard to penetrate Western Ghats to reach interiors of Peninsular India.

IMD had in May forecast arrival of monsoon on June 4. Southwest monsoon normally sets in over Kerala on June 1 with a standard deviation of about seven days.

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