The ongoing kharif season in the state -- particularly over districts of western Solapur, southern Osmanabad, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Pune, Satara, Sindhudurg and Kolhapur -- could be affected as sowing may be hit due delay in July rainfall.
Even though the monsoon swiftly covered 2/3 geographical areas of the country within the initial days of onset, its advance over Delhi, western Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and the remaining area of Rajasthan is pending.
Although the monsoon has not covered the whole country yet, summer cyclones and thunderstorms have left reservoirs with more water than their average at this stage. Some regions, however, remain behind.
The monsoon hit the Kerala coast two days behind schedule, but has already covered two-thirds of the country. What explains its progress so far, and what can be expected in terms of rainfall and agriculture?
Since a year, the Met department has been issuing weekly specialised ‘Climate Information for Health’ bulletins, which includes the temperature threshold values — both maximum and minimum, of India with a lead time of two weeks.
In India, railways account for the bulk of long-distance traffic ferrying about 88 lakh people per day, followed by road – 25 lakh and air – 7.5 lakh. As a result, trains not only are infection carriers but also do so over long distances in a country like India, the researchers said.
Samrat Ghosh, a scientist at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali, has demonstrated how fire response time can be almost immediate and some measures to bring it under control can be initiated before firefighters arrive
The India Meteorological Department has forecast cloudy sky conditions to prevail over Delhi and adjoining areas during the weekend. Light rain along with thunder and lightning is the forecast for June 7.
In its pre-monsoon season, Pune’s rainfall this year was over 55 per cent surplus (till May 30). Frequent thunderstorms associated with the moist westerly winds over Maharashtra in April and May contributed to this.