Monsoon arrives in State

Monsoon arrives in State

The southwest monsoon finally hit Karnataka late on Friday night, but the rainfall so far has been scanty due to formation of a low pressure area over the Arabian Sea.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) Bengaluru Director Geeta Agnihotri told Deccan Herald while monsoon hit the Kerala coast on Friday morning, the northern limit covered the land region of south-coastal and interior Karnataka on late Friday night.
It covered Mangaluru– which received 1 mm rain–and Mysuru in Karnataka, and Salem and Gudalur in Tamil Nadu.

By Saturday afternoon, a low-pressure formed over south-east and east-central Arabian Sea. Due to this, the monsoon winds have weakened, and it will take 2-3 days for people in the State, especially Bengaluru, to experience monsoon showers.
The State capital received good pre-monsoon showers from March to May. The City received 443 mm of rain against the actual forecast of 170 mm, the highest in a decade.

The southwest monsoon normally hits Kerala by June 1. It then surges northwards and covers the entire country by July 15.

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