Favourable conditions for onset of Southwest Monsoon: IMD

Favourable conditions for onset of Southwest Monsoon: IMD

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New Delhi, May 28 : The Indian Meteorological Department on Thursday said conditions are favourable for the advancement of Southwest Monsoon. The National Weather Forecasting Centre of IMD said that with the strengthening of westerlies and increase in convective clouds, the southwest Monsoon has further advanced into some parts of Maldives-Comorin area, some more parts of south Bay of Bengal, remaining parts of Andaman Sea and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

“The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) now passes through Lat.5°N/Long.72°E, Lat.6°N/Long.79°E, Lat.8°N/Long.86°E, Lat.11°N/Long.90°E, Lat.14°N/Long.93°E and Lat.16°N/Long.95°E”, the IMD said Predicting the further movement of Southwest Monsoon for next five days, the National Weather Forecasting Centre further said that the conditions have been becoming favourable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon into some more parts of Maldives-Comorin area during next 48 hours.

“A Low Pressure Area is likely to form over southeast & adjoining east central Arabian Sea during May 31 to June 4, 2020. In view of this, conditions are very likely to become favourable from June 1 for onset of southwest Monsoon over Kerala '', it said. A forecast has also been made that a low pressure area has formed over west central Arabian Sea and it is very likely to concentrate into a depression over the same region during next 48 hours which is very likely to move north westwards towards south Oman and east Yemen coast during the next three days.

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into Westcentral Arabian Sea during May 29 to June 4 and into southeast and East central Arabian Sea during May 31 to June 4. (UNI)