The monsoon of 2016 is probably the most awaited one. The monsoon is making a steady progress towards the southern part of India. The Kerala coast has already been hit two days back. The south westerlies are now making progress towards the rest of India. The Bay of Bengal branch of the south west monsoon has already hit the coastal areas of the state of Karnataka. According to the meteorological centers of India, this year the rainfall amount will increase by 2%.
Though the eastern states of India have been receiving the relief rainfall from the low pressure formed on the Bay of Bengal, the monsoon is highly awaited. Crops died, mango harvest was low on count some states totally dried up.
“We expect rapid progress till central India. The onset was delayed by seven days, but by the time monsoon advances over central India, the delay will have reduced to a few days, and that way, it may reach north and northwest India in time,” said D.S. Pai, head of long-range forecasting at the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Meanwhile, the El Nino weather phenomenon, which was one of the main reasons for the failed monsoon last year, has also ended. Meteorological agencies have now predicted the possibility of La Nina, known as the anti-El Nino, later this year. While El Nino is associated with drier monsoons in India, La Nina is associated with heavier rainfall in the country.
So, next year, the monsoon is going to be heavier. The monsoon might be hitting the rest of India by the mid or end of June.