The monsoon is almost here if one goes by the overcast sky on Tuesday. Although there were no showers, the cool breeze from the sea gave clear signals that the monsoon is all set to hit the city in the next few days. The cool weather also gave the much-needed relief to the denizens from the prevailing sultry conditions of the last few days.
The Met department attributed the changing weather to the presence of a cyclonic circulation over the northern parts of west-central Bay of Bengal. The temperature levels also fell sharply, though the sultry conditions are likely to prevail for a few more days till monsoon sets in fully, according to officials of the Cyclone Warning Centre (CWC), Visakhapatnam.
The maximum temperature of the day was recorded at the airport — 33.6 degrees Celsius against the normal level of around 36 degrees. It was 34 degrees Celsius at Waltair against the normal value of 35 degrees.
The cloudy weather was not only limited to the city, but also the neighbouring districts. Rampachodavaram in East Godavari district received the state’s highest rainfall of 91mm on Tuesday. Many parts of the district received heavy to very heavy rainfall. Gantyada in Vizianagaram district received 30mm rainfall while G Singadam in Srikakulam district received 29.25mm rainfall. Agency areas like Chintapalli and Araku valley received moderate rainfall under the influence of the cloudy weather conditions.
Talking about the progress of the monsoon, B Raja Rao, meteorologist from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Hyderabad, said the southwest monsoon passed through some more parts of coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema region. Conditions are likely to become favourable for further advance of the monsoon into some more parts of the state in next 48 hours, he said, while adding that the monsoon would advance into parts of north coastal districts like Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam and Vizianagaram before June 10.
Source: THE TIMES OF INDIA