EAGERLY awaited monsoon is expected in coastal Maharashtra by June 11, says IMD

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Southwest Monsoon will arrive in Mumbai by June 11 as a low-pressure area is forming over the Bay of Bengal to increase rainfall over Maharashtra coast, including Mumbai. Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said it was observed in the past that rainfall activity increases on the west coast when a low-pressure area develops over the Bay of Bengal. IMD Director General Mrutyanjay Mohapatra said, it is a positive development as it will allow the further advancement of monsoon, and most probably it will meet its new normal onset date of June 11 for Mumbai. Monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of the country. It has advanced into some more parts of South Interior Karnataka, some parts of Rayalaseema, most parts of Tamil Nadu, entire Southwest Bay of Bengal and some more parts of West-central Bay of Bengal. Ministry of Earth Sciences said in a statement conditions are becoming favourable for further advancement of Southwest Monsoon into parts of Central Arabian Sea, Goa, parts of Konkan, some more parts of Karnataka, Rayalaseema, remaining parts of Tamil Nadu, some parts of Coastal Andhra Pradesh and some parts of North-eastern states during next 2 to 3  days. It said a low-Pressure Area is likely to form over the east-central Bay of Bengal during next 48 hours. Under its influence, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall accompanied with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely over Odisha, north Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana during 9th to 11th of  June and isolated heavy falls over Vidarbha, Gangetic West Bengal, Gujarat state and south Madhya Pradesh during 10th and 11th June. (Courtesy for the representational  picture to NDTV )

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