96 to 104 per cent rainfall in western India including Gujarat, monsoon has started in India – MD

Gandhinagar, 16 May 2020
Jayant Sarkar, director, Indian Meteorological Department, Ahmedabad, said the south-western part of the country, including Gujarat, is likely to receive 96 to 104 percent rainfall this year. The monsoon is likely to arrive in Kerala on June 5, followed by rains in South Gujarat 15 to 20 days later.

The Meteorological Department’s short-term forecast of up to a week has come true. Jayant Sarkar, director of the Indian Meteorological Department, who predicted that the monsoon in West India, including Gujarat, is 100 percent good this time, will be sure after the monsoon is over.

In parts of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, the monsoon will be 3-7 days later than normal.

The cyclone warning department said the system is under constant surveillance and the concerned state governments are being informed regularly. The coming of the cyclone will help in the progress of the monsoon, which is likely to remain normal this year.

Where and how much rain will fall
According to meteorological department sources, monsoon is coming soon on the Andaman Sea and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The monsoon will reach the Andaman Sea, Andaman Nicobar around 16 May. On May 15, clouds came over the central parts of the Bay of Bengal. By the evening of May 16, 2020, a cyclonic storm is expected in the southwest and adjacent west-central bay.

The normal onset of monsoon in Delhi will be from June 23 to June 27. The dates in Mumbai and Kolkata have been revised from June 10 to 11 and in Chennai from June 1 to 4.

The arrival and end of monsoons have changed over the years. This has been a difference of about a week. The arrival of monsoon will be 3 to 7 days late, especially in parts of central and eastern India.

Senior officials from Army, Air Force, BSF, NDRF, CISF, Gujarat Police, BSNL, GSDMA, GPCB were present at the video conference on premonsoon held at State Emergency Operations Center Gandhinagar.

Chief Secretary Anil Mukim said that in the monsoon season, the administration has to be very careful in dealing with possible rains, floods and hurricanes, PPE kits, masks, social distance. Top officials of various departments present at the meeting presented their action plans to meet the respective rainfall conditions.