Sign of a low-pressure area developing in the Bay of Bengal is good news for the headway of storm, a senior authority of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said Thursday.
Low-Pressure In Bay of Bengal Indicates Monsoon Progress
Thursday night report of the IMD affirmed that the external line of the storm had come to across Kannur in Karnataka and Madurai in Tamil Nadu.
Cyclone Vayu had slowed storm’s advancement, the IMD had said before.
“A couple of days back, we were solely dependent on Vayu getting weakened as it had pulled all the required winds and slowed down the southwest monsoon’s progress in the country,” the official said, requesting anonymity.
“Today, we noticed indication of a low-pressure area getting developed in the Bay of Bengal, which always helps in the advancement of southwest monsoon towards northern part,” he told.
“Generally, by this date southwest monsoon is supposed to arrive in Maharashtra, but it is still far away. Earlier observations had indicated that Vayu would take a couple of more days to weaken which will make way for monsoon to move northwards,” the official said.
“With signs of low-pressure area getting developed in the Bay of Bengal, whatever develops there is certainly going to benefit the advancement of southwest monsoon over the country and it can bring showers,” the IMD official predicted.
“The next two days would give an idea about the strength of cyclonic storm Vayu and how the signs of low-pressure area develops further,” he said.
Saving Gujarat in the wake of evolving course, cyclone Vayu Thursday started moving far from Gujarat coast towards Oman.