Read Rainfall check - part 1 and Rainfall check - part 2
UPDATE on 20th June 2016.
The SWM which was slow until now is picking up from 18th onwards. The planetary combination indicated above on Jupiter coming within 1 degree of Rahu coincides with this. From 18th onwards many parts of Tamilnadu started receiving sporadic rainfall. Many parts of Central and North India are likely to receive rainfall in the coming days as per IMD report reproduced below.
The places mentioned in this bulletin tally with the places mentioned in our analysis of Jupiter in Purva Phalguni
From the above article those places are:-
The SWM has made its entry today into Maharashtra / Mumbai as per IMD Mumbai.
(End of report)
The renewed SWM rainfall thus coincides with Jupiter crossing Rahu. This period lasts till 30th June.
We must also note that the current period of absence of closeness between Mercury and Venus has resulted in tardy rainfall.
This will change once closeness begins on 7th July.
In the coming days we have to watch 25th June for a spurt in rainfall. This will benefit Central India and the regions where Saraswathy once flowed (NW India).
UPDATE on 25-06-2016.
Mercury entered combustion around 3 AM on the early hours of 25th June. The combustion starts when Mercury is at a distance of 14 degrees from the Sun. At the time of entry or exit from combustion there will be heavy rains. In this season the first rains occurred between 4th and 6th April when Mercury ended combustion. The details were written in Part 1 of the Rainfall check. A similar phenomenon happening now must ensure a spurt in rainfall.
The details of this combustion tied up with rainfall was written in the article above. And the sudden spurt did happen benefiting western parts of Vindhyas / central India where Mumbai is located.
So all these features overlapping in the same period will ensure very good rains from SW monsoon. There are more planetary combinations happening in this period which I will write in Part 4 of this series.
Meanwhile Chennai is also experiencing cloudy weather for the 2nd full day with no rains. This is a very good Garbottam feature for rains at 6 and a half months later. This means there will be rains till the end of December in Chennai with a spurt in rainfall after Christmas. A detailed analysis of this will be posted soon.
But as of now, I am happy that traditional knowledge of rainfall astrology is indeed proving its worth.