Monsoon hits southern tip of Vidarbha

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Jun 2018 12:27:20


Staff Reporter,

This year, Monsoon has kept date. It hit western part of Maharashtra as well as the southern tip of Gadchiroli district in Vidarbha, on Friday. A D Tathe, Regional Director, Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), Nagpur, confirmed the development. According to him, Monsoon arrived in Maharashtra in Mumbai as well as in southern part of Gadchiroli district, which is the easternmost part of the State. The arrival of Monsoon was officially declared in Sironcha in Gadchiroli district. In the next 48 hours, Monsoon is likely to cover other parts of Vidarbha. In May, Skymet predicted that monsoon, this year will hit Vidarbha two days prior to its actual date (June 10) and IMD expected it four days before or after the actual date.

With the arrival of Monsoon in Gadchiroli, the maximum and minimum temperatures in the district saw a decline by 7.8 degrees Celsius and 4.2 degrees Celsius respectively. Further, with clouds prevailing over many parts of Vidarbha and pre-monsoon rains, maximum temperature across Vidarbha came down to below 40 degrees Celsius mark. The highest maximum temperature in the region was 36.7 degrees Celsius in Nagpur, and the lowest maximum temperature was 30.6 degrees Celsius in Gadchiroli district.

South-West Monsoon further advanced into some more parts of Central Arabian Sea, remaining parts of Goa, Karnataka and Rayalaseema, some parts of south Konkan, south-central Maharashtra, Marathwada, Vidarbha, south Chhattisgarh, and south Odisha, entire Telangana, most parts of coastal Andhra Pradesh, remaining parts of west-central Bay of Bengal and most parts of north Bay of Bengal.

The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) passed through Ratnagiri, Solapur, Nanded in Maharashtra. Conditions are favorable for further advance of South-West Monsoon into some more parts of central Arabian Sea, Maharashtra (including Mumbai), Chhattisgarh and Odisha and remaining parts of coastal Andhra Pradesh during next 24 hours. Conditions are very likely to become favorable for further advance of South-West Monsoon into most parts of Arabian Sea, remaining parts of Maharashtra, some parts of south Gujarat region, southern parts of Madhya Pradesh, some more parts of Chhattisgarh and Odisha, some parts of West Bengal and Sikkim, remaining parts of North-Eastern States and Bay of Bengal during the subsequent 48 hours.