Favourable conditions for onset of Southwest Monsoon: IMD 

NEW DELHI: The Indian Meteorological Department on Thursday said conditions are favourable for the advancement of Southwest Monsoon.

The National Weather Forecasting Centre of IMD said that with the strengthening of westerlies and increase in convective clouds, the southwest Monsoon has further advanced into some parts of Maldives-Comorin area, some more parts of south Bay of Bengal, remaining parts of Andaman Sea and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

“The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) now passes through Lat.5?N/Long.72?E, Lat.6?N/Long.79?E, Lat.8?N/Long.86?E, Lat.11?N/Long.90?E, Lat.14?N/Long.93?E and Lat.16?N/Long.95?E”, the IMD said

Predicting the further movement of Southwest Monsoon for next five days, the National Weather Forecasting Centre further said that the conditions have been  becoming favourable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon into some more parts of Maldives-Comorin area during next 48 hours.

“A Low Pressure Area is likely to form over southeast & adjoining eastcentral Arabian Sea during May 31 to June 4, 2020. In view of this, conditions are very likely to become favourable from June 1 for onset of southwest Monsoon over Kerala”, it said.

A forecast has also been made that a low pressure area has formed over west central Arabian Sea and it is very likely to concentrate into a depression over the same region during next 48 hours which is  very likely to move northwestwards towards south Oman and east Yemen coast during next three  days.

Fishermen  have been  advised not to venture into Westcentral Arabian Sea during  May 29 to June 4 and  into southeast and  East central Arabian Sea during May 31 to June 4.