Mumbai: Following the arrival of the monsoon in Kerala on May 29, it will now reach Maharashtra in the next few days. Although an average of 101 percent rainfall is expected from June to September this year, the Department of Agricultural Meteorology has forecast a decrease in rainfall in June due to low winds.
The India Meteorological Department has forecast an average rainfall of 101 percent in Maharashtra this year. The country is expected to receive 103 percent rainfall from June to September. This estimate is based on maximum temperature, morning and afternoon relative humidity, wind speed, and duration of sunlight.
The wind speed will decrease in the month of June. Therefore, it is likely to rain. Rainfall will be good from August to September starting in the second half of July. There is a possibility of more rain in a few days and a large volume of rain for some time, said senior agrometeorologist Dr. Ramachandra Sable.
Farmers need not worry
Central India, which is considered to be the main monsoon rainy region where agriculture mainly depends on rains, is likely to receive above average rainfall. Includes part of the state. So there is no reason for farmers to worry, the India Meteorological Department said.
Emphasis on June 10
Based on the extended rain forecast for the next four weeks, it is likely to increase on the east and west coasts from the second week of June 10, said Krishnanand Hosalikkar, additional director general of the India Meteorological Department.