GUWAHATI, June 1 � Monsoon is expected to arrive in the NE region within the current week. It has already entered the Indian sub-continent.
Stating this, Deputy Director General of Meteorology (DDGM) of the Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC) here H Pathak said that the normal date of onset of monsoon in Guwahati is June 3, while it usually spreads to the rest of the NE region by June 5.However, some year-to-year variations in this regard are also observed, he said.
The India Meteorology Department (IMD) has declared that the Southwest monsoon had hit Kerala on May 29 last. The northern limit of the monsoon was today seen passing through 11 degree North Latitude/60 degree East Latitude, 11 degree North /70 degree East, Aminidivi, Kozhikode, Kodaikanal, 8 degree North /80 degree East, 11 degree North /86 degree East, 13 degree North/ 89 degree East and 17 degree North/95 degree East, said Pathak.
The favourable conditions are there for the further advance of monsoon over some parts of the Arabian Sea, remaining parts of Kerala, some parts of Tamil Nadu, Central and South Bay of Bengal and some parts of Karnataka during the next 48 hours.
Weather condition over NE region is also seemed to be favourable for the monsoon during the current week, he said.
Meanwhile, widespread rainfall activities were also observed over the NE region. Associated weather system is practically seen as a trough of low running from Chatisgarh to NE Assam extending vertically up to . 9 km above the sea level as on date.
During the past two days, heavy rainfall activities were also observed at some locations of the region. Considering the stability and persistence of the weather system in association with rainfall activities, the onset of monsoon over the NE region will be reviewed and declared within a day or two, said the DDGM.