The Southwest Monsoon over the Indian Ocean is likely to arrive in India on the coming Monday. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) today in its statement said that the conditions are likely to become favorable for monsoon onset over Kerala on 31st May 2021.
Monsoon has already advanced into few parts of the Maldives-Comoran region, the Southwest and East-central Bay of Bengal, most of the parts of the southeast Bay of Bengal, and some parts of the west-central Bay of Bengal on Thursday- May 27th.
The western and eastern coast of India were stroked with severe cyclonic storms of Tauktae and Yaas in the second half of May. The effects of these cyclones can clearly be seen on the monsoon arriving early in Kerala. Monsoon arrives every year on 1st June, however, due to the effects of Yaas, the monsoon is likely to arrive earlier than expected.
Cyclone Yaas weakened into depression at a well-marked low-pressure area of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh this morning. The depression on Thursday lied 100 km North of Ranchi and 150 km south of Patna in Bihar. The cyclone caused severe destruction in the state of Orissa and West Bengal. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today take an aerial survey of Orissa and talk to CM Mamata Banerjee to assess the impact of the cyclone and provide relief.
Cyclone Yaas has created a low-pressure belt in the Indian Ocean and the Southwest Monsoon will likely arrive over the Arabian Sea by the end of this week. Kerala has embraced itself for an early monsoon in 2021. The intensity of the monsoon will likely remain moderate this year.
The zonal-wise distribution of the rainfall in parts of India will be released by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on 31st May 2021.