Southwest monsoon that set over Kerala on June 8 is gathering pace with rains expected to become progressively heavier until next Wednesday, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has said on Saturday.
There were heavy rains in Kerala on Friday night due to southwest monsoon which arrived a week late in the state.
While it increased pace in the state, the monsoon further advanced into remaining parts of Rayalaseema and Bay of Bengal, most parts of coastal Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Sikkim and some parts of Odisha, Jharkhand and Bihar, said an IMD statement.
It said conditions are favourable for advancement of the southwest monsoon, over the next two to three days, into the remaining parts of central Arabian Sea, entire Konkan, Goa, some parts of central Maharashtra, Marathwada, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh and East Madhya Pradesh, remaining parts of North interior Karnataka, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal, entire
Telangana and some more parts of Jharkhand and Bihar.