PANAJI: The southwest monsoon is anticipated to arrive in Goa on June 6, a senior official from the India Meteorological Department stated on Tuesday. However, the coastal state will witness heavy to very heavy rainfall until June Three due to the formation of a low- strain space within the Arabian Sea, IMD‘s senior scientist Rahul Mohan stated.

“Due to the formation of a low-pressure space over South East and adjoining East Central Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep space, the IMD has put Goa on ‘orange alert,’ he stated. The coastal state will witness heavy to very heavy rainfall until June 3, he added. The low-pressure space is probably going to intensify into cyclonic storm ‘Nisarga’ and cross North Maharashtra and South Gujarat on June 3, he stated.

The southwest monsoon, which already hit Kerala on Monday, will attain Goa by June 6, Mohan stated. “Monsoon will advance further only after the low- pressure system in Arabian Sea dissipates and that may occur by June 5,” he stated.