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Monsoon gets moving again, to hit Mumbai in 2-3 days

Surinder Sud  |  New Delhi 

The prolonged break in the rainy season that has caused widespread concern over the delay in is finally ending with the likely to advance into Mumbai and adjoining parts of Maharashtra in two or three days.

Conditions are favourable for the to cover some more parts of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa by around Sunday. However, central India may have to wait for another week or so for rains in the absence of a strong current that can push the to that region.

After setting in over the Kerala coast on May 26, about a week ahead of the normal date of June 1, the south-west had stopped advancing on June 7. This was attributed largely to the weakening of the current owing to the cyclone Aila that cooled the Bay of Bengal and prevented the formation of an atmospheric trough that could pull the northwards.

The northern limit of the had consequently been stuck at Ratnagiri, Anantpur, Kalingapattinam, Paradip, Balasore and Gangtok between June 7 and June 19.

Normally, the covers most parts of the country, barring northwest India, by June 20. But as a result of the lack of any movement since June 7, the arrival of the has been delayed this year by about 10 days in Maharashtra, Orissa and north Andhra Pradesh and by about a week in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, south Madhya Pradesh and south Gujarat.

The normal date for the to reach Mumbai is June 10 and Delhi June 29.

The cumulative rainfall in the country till June 17 showed about a 45 per cent deficiency, with actual rainfall at 39.5 mm against the normal 72.5 mm. As many as 28 of the total 36 meteorological subdivisions received deficient or scanty rainfall during this period, adversely affecting sowing of kharif crops, notably pulses and oilseeds. Prices of pulses started rising, owing to production uncertainties.

An update on the issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) today said conditions have turned favourable for gradual strengthening of the current, thanks to an increase in the pressure gradient over the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. As a result, rainfall will increase along the west coast and the will advance northwards in two or three days.

The conditions are also favourable for the movement of the towards more parts of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa.

Many parts of Kerala, coastal Karnataka and Goa have already had widespread showers over the past day or so.

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Monsoon gets moving again, to hit Mumbai in 2-3 days

The prolonged break in the rainy season that has caused widespread concern over the delay in kharif sowing is finally ending with the monsoon likely to advance into Mumbai and adjoining parts of Maharashtra in two or three days.

The prolonged break in the rainy season that has caused widespread concern over the delay in is finally ending with the likely to advance into Mumbai and adjoining parts of Maharashtra in two or three days.

Conditions are favourable for the to cover some more parts of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa by around Sunday. However, central India may have to wait for another week or so for rains in the absence of a strong current that can push the to that region.

After setting in over the Kerala coast on May 26, about a week ahead of the normal date of June 1, the south-west had stopped advancing on June 7. This was attributed largely to the weakening of the current owing to the cyclone Aila that cooled the Bay of Bengal and prevented the formation of an atmospheric trough that could pull the northwards.

The northern limit of the had consequently been stuck at Ratnagiri, Anantpur, Kalingapattinam, Paradip, Balasore and Gangtok between June 7 and June 19.

Normally, the covers most parts of the country, barring northwest India, by June 20. But as a result of the lack of any movement since June 7, the arrival of the has been delayed this year by about 10 days in Maharashtra, Orissa and north Andhra Pradesh and by about a week in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, south Madhya Pradesh and south Gujarat.

The normal date for the to reach Mumbai is June 10 and Delhi June 29.

The cumulative rainfall in the country till June 17 showed about a 45 per cent deficiency, with actual rainfall at 39.5 mm against the normal 72.5 mm. As many as 28 of the total 36 meteorological subdivisions received deficient or scanty rainfall during this period, adversely affecting sowing of kharif crops, notably pulses and oilseeds. Prices of pulses started rising, owing to production uncertainties.

An update on the issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) today said conditions have turned favourable for gradual strengthening of the current, thanks to an increase in the pressure gradient over the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. As a result, rainfall will increase along the west coast and the will advance northwards in two or three days.

The conditions are also favourable for the movement of the towards more parts of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa.

Many parts of Kerala, coastal Karnataka and Goa have already had widespread showers over the past day or so.

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Monsoon gets moving again, to hit Mumbai in 2-3 days

The prolonged break in the rainy season that has caused widespread concern over the delay in is finally ending with the likely to advance into Mumbai and adjoining parts of Maharashtra in two or three days.

Conditions are favourable for the to cover some more parts of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa by around Sunday. However, central India may have to wait for another week or so for rains in the absence of a strong current that can push the to that region.

After setting in over the Kerala coast on May 26, about a week ahead of the normal date of June 1, the south-west had stopped advancing on June 7. This was attributed largely to the weakening of the current owing to the cyclone Aila that cooled the Bay of Bengal and prevented the formation of an atmospheric trough that could pull the northwards.

The northern limit of the had consequently been stuck at Ratnagiri, Anantpur, Kalingapattinam, Paradip, Balasore and Gangtok between June 7 and June 19.

Normally, the covers most parts of the country, barring northwest India, by June 20. But as a result of the lack of any movement since June 7, the arrival of the has been delayed this year by about 10 days in Maharashtra, Orissa and north Andhra Pradesh and by about a week in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, south Madhya Pradesh and south Gujarat.

The normal date for the to reach Mumbai is June 10 and Delhi June 29.

The cumulative rainfall in the country till June 17 showed about a 45 per cent deficiency, with actual rainfall at 39.5 mm against the normal 72.5 mm. As many as 28 of the total 36 meteorological subdivisions received deficient or scanty rainfall during this period, adversely affecting sowing of kharif crops, notably pulses and oilseeds. Prices of pulses started rising, owing to production uncertainties.

An update on the issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) today said conditions have turned favourable for gradual strengthening of the current, thanks to an increase in the pressure gradient over the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. As a result, rainfall will increase along the west coast and the will advance northwards in two or three days.

The conditions are also favourable for the movement of the towards more parts of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa.

Many parts of Kerala, coastal Karnataka and Goa have already had widespread showers over the past day or so.

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