Monsoon Hits Kerala Coast 3 Days Ahead Of Schedule

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of its June 1 date, the southwest monsoon has set in over Kerala, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed on Sunday (May 29).

“The monsoon arrived in Kerala three days ahead of its scheduled onset date. It has advanced into the remaining parts of south Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep area, most parts of Kerala, some parts of south Tamil Nadu, some parts of Gulf of Mannar and some more parts of southwest Bay of Bengal,” it said.

The Met office further said that conditions are favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into some parts of central Arabian Sea, reaming parts of Kerala, some more parts of Tamil Nadu, some parts of Karnataka, and some more parts of south and Central Bay of Bengal, some parts of northeast Bay of Bengal and northeastern states during the next 3-4 days.

Notably, the IMD had predicted the early onset of monsoon and had on Friday informed that conditions were becoming favourable for monsoon onset over Kerala during the next 2-3 days amid reports that it might get delayed.

It has forecast a normal monsoon for the fourth year in a row, boosting expectations of a robust Kharif crop.




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