While the earlier forecast said that the monsoon will cover the entire state by June 7, it has now been pushed to June 10.

Karnataka youll have to wait longer for rains as South-West monsoon gets delayedImage for representation only
news Weather Monday, June 05, 2017 - 09:09

The onset of South-West monsoon has reportedly been delayed by a few more days. 

According to reports, while the earlier forecast said that the monsoon will cover the entire state by June 7, the date has now been pushed to June 10. 

Although monsoon hit the Kerala coast as early as May 29 and was expected to advance to Karnataka, it was delayed following two circulations in the Arabian Sea, reports The New Indian Express

This year, the Indian Meteorological Department has forecast a normal monsoon in Karnataka, which will bring respite to the state reeling under severe drought consecutively for the past three years. 

G S Srinivas Reddy, Director, Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Cell told TNIE that one of the circulations that is pulling the rain-bearing clouds away from the coast is expected to weaken in the coming days. This will in turn boost the second circulation in the Arabian Sea, that will eventually advance the monsoon further north from Kerala. 

While the Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) generally reaches Karnataka's Karwar by June 5, this time however, it is still near Kochi in Kerala as of June 4. 

According to predictions by Skymetweather, moderate to heavy rain will continue over some places in Kerala, Coastal Karnataka, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep. 

Light rain is expected in some parts of Karnataka. 

According to data available with the MeT department, rainfall occurred in most places in coastal Karnataka, at a few places in interior South Karnataka and at isolated places in Interior North Karnataka on Sunday. 

Light to moderate showers are expected in parts of Bengaluru. 


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