Monsoon advances further into Jharkhand and Bihar

According to the National Weather Forecasting Centre of the India Meteorological Department:

♦ Southwest Monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of MadhyaMaharashtra, most parts of Marathwada & Vidarbha, some more parts of Chhattisgarh, remaining parts of Odisha & West Bengal and most parts of Jharkhand and some parts of Bihar.

♦ The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) passes through Lat.18°N/Long.60°E, Lat.18°N/Long.70°E, Harnai, Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, Gondia, Champa, Ranchi, Bhagalpur, Lat.27°N/Long.86.5°E.

♦ Conditions are becoming favourable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon into remaining parts of Central Arabian Sea, some parts of North Arabian Sea, remaining parts of Maharashtra (including Mumbai), some more parts of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand & Bihar and some parts of south Gujarat State and south Madhya Pradesh during next 24 hours.

♦ A cyclonic circulation lies over north Interior Odisha and neighbourhood and extends upto 7.6 km above mean sea level, tilting southwestwards with height.

♦ The east-west shear zone now runs roughly along Lat.19°N across Peninsular & Central India at 3.1 km above mean sea level and extends upto 5.8 km above mean sea level tilting southwards with height.

♦ A trough at mean sea level runs from northwest Rajasthan to north Interior Odisha across north Madhya Pradesh and North Chhattisgarh and extends upto 1.5 km above mean sea level.

♦ Under the influence of above systems, widespread rainfall along with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places with extremely heavy at isolated place over very likely Konkan & Goa during next 48 hours. Widespread rainfall along with isolated heavy to very heavy falls very likely along the remaining parts of west coast and northeast India during next 5 days. Fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls very likely over central & adjoining east India during next 3-4 days.

The IMD forecasts:

♦ Isolated Heat wave condition likely over west Rajasthan during next 4-5 days.

♦ No significant change in maximum temperatures likely over most parts of the country during next 3 days.


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