RTTNews - India's annual monsoon rains resumed progress after a lull and are likely to revive by June 6, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The south-west monsoon had further advanced into some more parts of central Arabian Sea, parts of coastal and south interior Karnataka, Rayalaseema and south coastal Andhra Pradesh and parts of west central Bay of Bengal, the IMD said in an update on Monday afternoon.

After reaching Kerala nine days ahead of the normal onset on May 23, monsoon rains slowed down thereafter due to the devastating cyclone Aila. Subsequently, the monsoon had covered entire Kerala and TamilNadu and advanced into southern parts of coastal Karnataka, entire northeastern states, parts of coastal Orissa and most parts of West Bengal and Sikkim.

Numerical weather prediction models indicate strengthening of pressure gradient over Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal and development of a low pressure area over north Bay of Bengal around 5th June with further intensification, IMD said.

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