As Cyclone ‘Biporjoy’ gathered strength in the Arabian Sea, it significantly enhanced the monsoon currents, leading to a rapid progression of the monsoon along the Karnataka coast. The town of Karwar, located on the Goa border, has seen the arrival of the monsoon. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that Goa and Maharashtra will begin to experience monsoons on Monday (December 12).
Earlier, on Thursday (the 8th), the monsoon made its way inland, marking its entry into Kerala. It then continues its journey through South Tamil Nadu, including most parts of Kerala. On Saturday (the 10th), the monsoon continued westward across the Central Arabian Sea.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the monsoon has now engulfed a significant part of the Northeastern states, the whole of Kerala, the entire coast of Karnataka and various parts of the Bay of Bengal. Notable locations in the trajectory of the monsoon include Karwar, Merkara, Kodaikanal and Adirampattinam.
The intensifying monsoon currents attributed to storm ‘Biporjoy’ brought relief to the areas it approached. This development plays an important role in agriculture and overall water supply across the affected areas