Twelve days Early, Southwest Monsoon Covers Entire Country Today : IMD

  • The normal date for Southwest Monsoon to cover entire country is 8th July. The Southwest Monsoon this year has covered the entire country 12 days prior to normal date
  • Earlier, the Southwest Monsoon covered the entire country on 16th June during 2013
  • The early advance over the central & northwest India was facilitated by formation of a low pressure area over Bay of Bengal which moved west-northwestwards and another cyclonic circulation over central India

New Delhi:

The monsoon has covered the entire country today almost two weeks before its scheduled time. The Indian Meteorological Department, IMD had said that the Southwest Monsoon has further advanced into remaining parts of Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab and thus it has covered the entire country today, the 26th June 2020.

During past 24 hours, there has been fairly widespread rainfall activity over West Rajasthan and adjoining Punjab & Haryana in association with the cyclonic circulation at lower tropospheric levels over northeast Rajasthan, says IMD.

The normal date for Southwest Monsoon to cover entire country is 8th July. Therefore, the Southwest Monsoon this year has covered the entire country 12 days prior to normaldate. In the recent past, such early coverage of Southwest Monsoon over the entire countryoccurred in 2013, The Southwest Monsoon covered the entire country on 16th June during 2013.

Forecast & Warnings

  • With the above favourable meteorological conditions, the enhanced rainfall/thundershowers activity ismost likely to continue over the northeastern states &adjojinig east India during 26th & 28th June with light to moderate widespread rainfall over Bihar, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura and decrease in spread &intensity thereafter.
  • Heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with extremely heavy falls (≥ 20 cm) at isolated places verylikely over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim on 26th & 27th and isolated heavy to very heavy falls on28th June, 2020.
  • Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places with extremely heavy falls very likely over Assam & Meghalaya on 26th & 27th, isolated heavy to very heavy falls on 28th and isolated heavy falls on 29th June,2020.
  • Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places with extremely heavy falls very likely over Bihar on 26th &27th, isolated heavy to very heavy falls on 28th and isolated heavy falls on 29th June, 2020.
  • Isolated heavy to very heavy falls is also very likely over Arunachal Pradesh on 26th & 27th and isolated heavy falls on 28th June, 2020.

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