Monsoon to hit Mumbai likely in 72 hours the arrival of this year’s monsoon has been delayed due to the cyclone Biparjoy that hindered its progress after reaching Goa and Ratnagiri, said Anupam Kashyapi, the Pune IMD head tp FPJ.
“Monsoon typically reaches Kerala by June 1, but this year it arrived on June 8 but that too was weak. However, due to the cyclonic storm, there has been limited advancement of the monsoon from June 11-18,” explained Kashyapi to FPJ.
IMD official from Mumbai, Sushma Nair, expressed optimism about the favourable conditions for monsoon and predicted rainfall on June 22-23. Nair further elaborated on the delay caused by cyclone Biparjoy, stating, “Any cyclone sucks the moisture which is favourable for monsoon. The moisture needs to be built up again, hence the delay.”