After the scorching heat, Mumbai is all ready for the monsoon season arriving in the city within the upcoming two days. As confirmed by the IMD (India Meteorological Department), monsoon shall most likely enter the state of Goa and Maharashtra by 6th or 8th of June. IMD also predicted heavy rainfall for Mumbai which shall be at its maximum between 8th and 10th June.
The officials said that the monsoon winds at gathering at their maximum strength bringing higher amount of rainfall starting from 7th June in areas that include Kerala, Goa, Konkan belt, and coastal Karnataka. The IMD officials also warned about a possibility of flooding that might affect the area post 10 June.
Monsoon’s scheduled arrival was preponed as it entered Kerala on 29 May itself. This was 3 days prior to the estimated date. By now, monsoon winds have advanced into states that include Tamil Nadu, South west India, West-Central, East-Central and Northeastern periphery of the Bay of Bengal Sea. Apart from these areas, monsoons have also entered a major faction of northeastern states.
In the upcoming 2 to 3 days, the conditions are assured to get more favorable for the monsoon to advance in areas that include the Southern Peninsula, Bay of Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, parts of the state Tripura, Meghalaya, Sub-Himalayan part of West Bengal and many others. There is a better chance for favorable wind circulation due to the strengthening of the winds emerging from the cross equatorial region.
According to the IMD bulletin, rainfall activity in places like Goa and Maharashtra is likely to intensify from 6 June causing the advance of the Southwest monsoon to more areas. M. Rajeevan, Secretary at Ministry of Earth Sciences has warned the people living in the Konkan belt, Kerala and Coastal Karnataka to be aware of the chances of heavy rain along with possible flooding that might require quick action to ensure no life is endangered.
A cyclone type circulation has been seen forming over the area of Goa and Konkan which is likely to move towards Maharashtra’s coast. Areas that include Dahanu, Thane, Mumbai, Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri might experience heavy to extreme rain between the dates 6 and 10 June. Gujarat shall welcome heavy monsoon rains following its onset in the state on 10th or 11th June. Last Saturday, in a tragic event, 3 people that included two children faced death due to an electrocution resulting from the pre-monsoon rain in the Mumbai city.