The monsoon clouds have now moved into central Maharashtra after a temporary slowing down over the Arabian Sea. Conditions are more favorable for the southwest monsoon to reach the city, said weather officials.
On Wednesday, the monsoon which reached Harnai on the Konkan coast, brought rainfall to parts of Sholaphur after bringing showers to Kolhapur.
Dinesh Mishra, on-duty officer, India Meteorological Department (IMD), western region said, “The strong current from the southwest monsoon has helped shift the monsoon to the north. We still expect rains on the normal date, that is June 10.”
On Thursday, IMD traced the advancement of monsoon at Parbhani in Marathwada in central Maharashtra, which recorded less than average rainfall last year. Other IMD observatories at Aurangabad, Ramagundam in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh and Visakhapatnam in the north Andhra coast, too, recorded rainfall.
Mishra added, “Areas where the monsoon has arrived have received good rainfall. This assures us that the city, too, will get good rainfall in June.”