Vijayawada: The southwest monsoon arrived in Andhra Pradesh on Monday, over a week later than its usual date of arrival. The normal date for the onset of the monsoon over Andhra Pradesh is 4 June. Last year, it arrived in Andhra Pradesh on 5 June and covered the entire state by 10 June. Director of IMD Amaravati, Stella S. said the much-awaited southwest monsoon arrived in parts of Kurnool, Kadapa, and Tirupati districts of the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh on Monday. The conditions are favourable for the spread of the monsoon in other parts of the state. It will take three to four days for it to spread to the remaining parts of the state, she added.
The IMD predicted that Andhra Pradesh may witness normal rainfall during the southwest monsoon. Most parts of the state will witness rainfall in the coming days. The day temperatures in coastal Andhra Pradesh and the Rayalaseema region will decrease gradually.
Andhra Pradesh recorded 613.3 mm rainfall between 1 June and 30 September in 2021, which is around 19% more than the normal 514 mm. In 2020, the state recorded 738.2 mm rainfall during the same period, which is around 44% more than the normal 514 mm.
Advancement of monsoon
The IMD said the southwest monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of the Arabian Sea, some parts of Gujarat, the entire Konkan, most parts of central Maharashtra, most parts of Marathwada and Karnataka, some parts of Telangana and Rayalaseema, some more parts of Tamil Nadu, most parts of sub-Himalayan West Bengal, and some parts of Bihar. The conditions are favourable for further advance of monsoon into some more parts of north Arabian Sea, some more parts of Gujarat, some parts of south Madhya Pradesh, entire central Maharashtra, Marathwada, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, some parts of Vidarbha and Telangana, some more parts of Andhra Pradesh, west-central and northwest Bay of Bengal by Wednesday.
Conditions would continue to become favourable for further advance of monsoon into some more parts of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, the Bay of Bengal, some parts of Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, entire sub-Himalayan West Bengal, and some more parts of Bihar during the subsequent two days.