We expect monsoon advancement to be good : Laxman Singh Rathore, Director General, India Meteorological Department (IMD)
Updated on: 11 Jun 2016
The weather office is confident that the monsoon will drench parched fields with adequate rain for the crop planting period in the weeks ahead, the director-general of the India Meteorological Department, Laxman Singh Rathore , said. The monsoon may have a brief phase of weakness in the days ahead but it will soon gather momentum and deliver heavy showers in the second half of June. In an interview with ET , Rathore also said there will be a heavy burst of rainfall in September and early October. Edited excerpts:
What do you think about the progress of the monsoon, and by when should we expect monsoon to cover Mumbai, Delhi and the rest of the country?
The monsoon's progress looks very good as of now. It has further advanced into parts of the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Ideally, it should soon touch Mumbai and parts of Northeast. We expect the monsoon advancement will be good. The advancement will be very fast over the Bay of Bengal. It will rapidly swap across the bay and conditions are congenial for further advancement to cover Goa, Konkan coast and enter Maharashtra.