Tropical depression Talim forces monsoon to take a breather

‘Talim’ might retain its tropical storm status until the weekend without intensifying, leaving the door open for a resident circulation in the Bay of Bengal to hold on, reports said.

Jun 19, 2012 05:06 IST India Infoline News Service

‘Talim’ a tropical depression in South China Sea has intensified into a tropical storm and may have affected the Indian monsoon, reports said.

According to data by the India Meteorological Department, rainfall amounts have dipped to single digits once again along the west coast.

Moreover, the northern limit of the monsoon has failed to advance beyond the alignment that precipitated the onset two days ago. This alignment linked Veraval, Navsari, Akola, Brahmapuri, Kanker, Keonjhargarh, Midnapore, Burdwan, Malda and Baghdogra with Gangtok.

‘Talim’ might retain its tropical storm status until the weekend without intensifying, leaving the door open for a resident circulation in the Bay of Bengal to hold on, reports said.

IMD expects this circulation to deepen as a low-pressure area over the next two days, and fuel monsoon’s journey into east India and the farming heartland.

The European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts sees the possibility of monsoon flows over the Arabian Sea resuming by the weekend.

The IMD assessed conditions as favourable for advance of monsoon into Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, and entire Maharashtra, Orissa, West Bengal, Sikkim and some parts of Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar during the next three days.

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