Monsoon may hit early in Andamans: IMD

The advent of monsoon might be advanced,with rains hitting the islands of Andaman and Nicobar in the next 48 hours.

Written by Express News Service | Published:May 14, 2013 1:54 am

The advent of monsoon might be advanced,with rains hitting the islands of Andaman and Nicobar in the next 48 hours.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD),the cyclone Mahasen that has formed over the southeast Bay of Bengal would be hitting the islands,and that would result in the advancement of monsoon in the Andaman Sea within the next few days.

Mahasen,after crossing the Andaman Sea,would move towards the Bangladesh and Myanmar coast.

S Pai,senior scientist of IMD,said once the cyclone hits the land,monsoon conditions would set over the islands. “In case the conditions over the island remain firm,we can safely say the monsoons have arrived over the Indian sub-continent,” he said.

The cyclonic conditions over the Bay of Bengal,has resulted in cloudy conditions over Pune and the surrounding areas. Cloud covers have been seen over the city in the past 24 hours and the IMD has predicted that the conditions would prevail for the next 48 hours.

Due to the cloud cover,the maximum temperature of the city had also dropped significantly,which brought much relief to citizens. The IMD had predicted that the cloud cover would remain over the city,with the maximum temperature hovering between 35 and 36 degrees Celsius.

Vidharbha and other areas of the state are expected to receive pre-monsoon showers within the next few days.

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