Mangaluru: Monsoon weakens in Coastal Karnataka; IMD forecasts variable rainfall ahead

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Jun 21: Although the monsoon season arrived on schedule in coastal districts, its intensity has noticeably diminished. Contrary to the IMD's earlier forecast of heavy rains this year, the weather pattern has shifted.

According to weather experts, the high temperatures in northern India have depleted the moisture crucial for the southwest monsoons, resulting in subdued rainfall.

"The Remal cyclone in West Bengal initially disrupted monsoon activity by diverting much of its moisture," explained a meteorologist. "Subsequently, the persistent heat in northern India further weakened the monsoon's strength, leading to sporadic and moderate rainfall on some days."

The Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority reported that, in June, only isolated parts of coastal districts have experienced rainfall, with the usual monsoon patterns notably absent from both coastal and Malnad regions.

The IMD forecasts a potential resurgence of heavy rains from June 21 to 28 in coastal districts, with a subsequent decrease in intensity through July. Earlier expectations of La Nina's arrival were anticipated to bring substantial rainfall following the disappearance of El Nino in March and April.

"Despite the timely arrival of the monsoon, its momentum typically accelerates towards the end of June," remarked Saishekhar, a weather analyst. "Last June, we observed a similar trend of delayed heavy rains, followed by an intense monsoon in July. This year's monsoon trajectory remains unpredictable."

Data from June 1 to 19, 2024, indicates a rainfall deficit in Dakshina Kannada district (33%), Udupi (30%), and Uttara Kannada (23%), underscoring the region's current precipitation shortfall compared to historical averages.





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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai-Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 22 2024

    @HENRY MISQUITH, India; Sirji next year the summer could be a vicious one with temperatures going towards 45°C; that time conventional ACs available in our markets may struggle to cool 🆒 us; hope and pray my prediction goes terribly wrong 😞🙏

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 21 2024

    I am cautioning you my dear fellow Mangaloreans. It appears as though the monsoon has stopped even before it has started. At this rate, we are bound to face water shortage in the months to come. Further, we will have to bear additional temperature if we do not take some action at least now. Please plant as many saplings as you can. Let us all join hands and try and reduce the heat to the extent possible. Read the writing on the wall and act now. There is no use complaining later "yenchina seke marayere."

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  • Adrian, Bendur/Dubai

    Fri, Jun 21 2024

    Now a days we cant trust any data that is released by regulators/ Govt. Every data is released to please the stock markets and corporates. Stock markets will fall sharply If IMD announces a poor monsoon

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai-Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 21 2024

    IMDs weather predictions seem to be based on retrospective basis; people are now worried about the extent of rain shortfall in June this year and the hope that July brings in bountiful rains!!😔😔🙏

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    Fri, Jun 21 2024

    If it rains, this year will be peaceful, otherwise we'll have to endure the heat like last year.

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