Lucknow: The monsoon is expected to move northwards as the monsoon winds have cleared the way for the Arabian Sea to move towards the Arabian Sea due to low intensity of cyclone winds. The Met Office reported this on Sunday. Till now, the monsoon should have reached central India, including parts of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, eastern Uttar Pradesh and parts of Gujarat, but the monsoon has not yet reached Maharashtra.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the monsoon has still reached around Mangalore, Mysore, Cuddalore and Passighat, Agartala in the southern peninsula. The west coast has received rainfall from Maharashtra to Gujarat due to cyclone. Only coastal Karnataka and Kerala have received rain because of monsoon. The wind is expected to cross the Gujarat coast on Monday evening.
This will pave the way for the monsoon winds to move towards the Arabian Sea. The monsoon knocked Kerala on June 8, a week after its normal time. Additional Director General of Meteorological Department Devendra Pradhan said, "The monsoon movement was halted due to cyclone wind. The intensity of the air has receded and we are likely to see the monsoon moving forward in the next 2-3 days," he said.