Southwest Monsoon Hits Andaman Sea

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New Delhi: The Southwest monsoon has arrived over the South Andaman Sea, Nicobar islands, and Southeast Bay of Bengal on Monday, said the India Meteorological Department.

According to the IMD, the monsoon rain is likely to touch Odisha by June 7, 2022, while the onset of the southwest monsoon over Kerala is expected on May 27.

The IMD has said that the Southwest monsoon winds are all set to strengthen over these regions in the coming days, and the islands will experience enhanced rainfall.

The Met department has placed Kerala and Tamil Nadu along Mahe and Lakshadweep on a high alert ahead of the heavy to very heavy rainfall (64.4mm to 204.4mm in 24 hours) forecast till Monday.

“Due to strong westerly winds flowing from the Arabian Sea towards the southern peninsular India, isolated heavy rains are predicted over Kerala, coastal Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Mahe, Lakshadweep till May 16,” said the IMD’s weather report.

The IMD has predicted that light to moderate rain or thunderstorm is very likely to occur at a few places across Odisha for the next five days while thunderstorm with lightning is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Odisha till May 18.

Thunderstorm with lightning and gusty surface wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nawarangpur, Nuapada, Kalahandi and thunderstorm with lightning very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Rayagada, Kandhamal, Gajapati, Bolangir, Bargarh, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Deogarh, Angul, and Dhenkanal today.

Similar weather condition is to prevail over the districts of Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Boudh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, and thunderstorm with lightning is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam, Nayagarh, Nuapada, Jajpur, and Bhadrak tomorrow.

Likewise, thunderstorm with lightning is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Deogarh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore, Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, and Gajapati on May 18.

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