Though the city is yet to receive any showers, rainfall activity in the eastern part of Vidarbha has made the Met department announce the onset of rainfall in the state. Met officials, however, said that Pune and Mumbai would receive southwest monsoon rains in the next 48 hours.
“There has been a delay of more than a week for the onset of southwest monsoon in the state as the usual date is June 10. This time, the onset has taken place from the eastern parts of Vidarbha and is yet to cover the entire state,” said Sunita Devi, director, weather, central IMD, Pune.
“However, conditions are favourable for further advance of monsoon in the remaining parts of central Arabian Sea and some parts of Madhya Maharashtra. Pune and Mumbai should get rains in the coming two days,’’ Devi added. With southwest monsoon setting over Kerala a week late, the onset in all other states have been delayed too.
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Data shows that in recent years, 2007 marked the entry of southwest monsoon from the western and eastern sides, while in the other years, it has been from the west. This year, however, it has been from the east i.e Vidarbha. Continuous rainfall in almost 75 per cent of the stations in an area would help declare the onset of monsoon, by which it is yet to be declared in Pune and Mumbai.