Southwest Monsoon: Southwest Monsoon!

-Galla S Kiran Kumar,Bureau Chief Telagana (Andhra Pradesh)

Climate change has affected the southwest monsoon. They are constantly playing hide and seek on the sea.

Monsoon stopped near Andaman
after another three days and reached Telangana coast
by 15.
According to weather department due to El Nino effect
, agricultural works could not be started.


Today, Hyderabad: The impact of climate change on the Southwest Monsoon. They are constantly playing hide and seek on the sea. Due to this, it is expected that they will hit the Kerala coast after another three days. In this background, the weather department has predicted that Telangana may not receive rains till the 15th of this month. Presently, the Monsoon which has crossed the Andaman Islands and advanced in the Bay of Bengal has stopped there. Even touching the Lakshadweep in the Arabian Sea, it did not move forward. Last year it touched Kerala on June 1 but this year it did not even cross Sri Lanka by that date. Due to their delay, rainfall in some parts of the country is expected to decrease by up to five percent this monsoon. Meteorologists estimate that the effect of El Nino may be partly responsible for the slowdown in monsoons. The sea waters at Peru and Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean have warmed seven degrees more than normal and the pressure in the winds has increased. The effect is also affecting the sea waters around India. If the El Nino effect is severe, drought will occur. For example, due to this effect, in countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, India in the years 1997-98, 2003 and 2015 there were drought conditions due to which the farmers lost. At the same time, there were floods in countries like Peru and America. Every two to seven years El Nino has become the norm,” say experts.

The sun..the sun

For the last three years, monsoons have entered the country in the first week of June on fixed dates. This time they are late. Usually in the first week of June, with the expansion of monsoon, Tamil Nadu and Kerala should receive abundant rains. Currently, the fires are burning in these two states. This is the situation in many districts of Telangana. Hailstorm at the end of the first week of June is extremely rare in Telangana. Due to the heat of the sun, the farmers could not venture to plow. An agronomist said that even if the full moon passes the 4th of this month, if it is too sunny to plant seeds, it can be understood the extent of the impact of climate change on agriculture. “Presently, there are scattered rains in many districts. They are not monsoonal. They don’t last. He warned that there is a risk of drying up the sprouts if the seeds are sown.

There is a threat of hailstorm for four joint districts

The Meteorological Department has issued a yellow warning to the people on Monday stating that hailstorm will occur in the state till the 9th of this month . Nagaratna, State Director of Meteorological Department, said that for four days from Tuesday, maximum temperatures of 42 to 44 degrees are likely to be recorded in the state during the day. There is a risk of hailstorm in the combined districts of Adilabad, Khammam, Nalgonda and Warangal. She stated that there is a surface circulation with winds at a height of 1,500 meters over the southern region of Chhattisgarh, and a surface trough has formed at a height of 900 meters from the northern region of Chhattisgarh to Telangana, and due to its influence, there are indications of light rains in some areas.