BANGALORE: The South West Monsoon is likely to pick up in the next few days and will advance into more parts of north interior Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and the remaining parts of the Bay of Bengal.
According to Dr Geetha Agnihotri, director, Indian Meteorological Department, Bangalore Centre, the effect of Cyclone Nanauk, which had interrupted the progress of the monsoon, is wearing off.
Due to the cyclone, the Western Ghats region has witnessed deficit in rainfall so far. She said this time, the South West Monsoon is yet to cover south and north interior Karnataka. “Chikmagalur, Hassan, Kodagu and Shimoga have witnessed a deficit,” she said.
“Normal rainfall for Chikmagalur is 93 mm, but it has received only 35 mm. Kodagu, which normally receives 127 mm during this period, has received only 49 mm. Hassan and Shimoga have also received less rain,” she said.
Kolar, Chitradurga, Davangere, Mandya, Mysore, Ramanagaram, Tumkur, Chamrajnagar, Chikballapur, Bangalore Urban and Bangalore Rural have received above-average rain till June 11.