Bhubaneswar: The southwest monsoon made an onset over Odisha today, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
“Southwest Monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of south Gujarat region, remaining parts of Maharashtra, Telangana & Andhra Pradesh, some parts of south Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and south Odisha, remaining parts of central Bay of Bengal and most parts of north Bay of Bengal today, the 10th June 2021,” the IMD said.
Conditions are favourable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon into some more parts of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, remaining parts Chhattisgarh and Odisha, entire West Bengal and Jharkhand and some parts of Bihar and east Uttar Pradesh and remaining parts of north Bay of Bengal during next 48 hours, the IMD added.
Releasing its second long range forecast for southwest monsoon today, the weather office said it is likely to be normal in north and south India, above-normal in central India and below-normal in east and northeast India.
Overall, the monsoon this year is likely to be normal in the country as a whole, said Mohapatra.
However, the southwest monsoon in 2019 and 2020 was above normal.
The southwest monsoon is one of the primary drivers of the country’s economy, which is largely based on agriculture and its allied activities.
Large parts of the country rely on the four-month rainfall season for agriculture and also for filling reservoirs.