Published On: Thu, Jun 6th, 2019

Monsoon arriving in Kerala on June 8, delayed by a week

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Kerala will be witnessing the first showers of this year’s monsoon on Saturday, June 8, said the Indian Meteorological Department.

The monsoon is a week late this year. Usually it hits the state on June 1. Hence, other parts of central India to get delayed first showers too.

The IMD said, “The east-west shear zone now runs roughly along Lat. 8°N between 3.1 & 3.6 km above mean sea level across Lakshadweep Maldives Comorin area. It is very likely to shift northwards gradually. In addition, an offshore trough is very likely to develop around 8th June, off Maharashtra coast to Kerala coast. In association with these favourable conditions, Southwest Monsoon is very likely to set in over Kerala around 8th June.”

The department adds a low-pressure could be formed over the coast of Kerala and Karnataka on Sunday, intensifying the showers as it moves northwestwards.

Meanwhile, an orange warning has been issued for Sunday in the Kollam and Alappuzha when monsoon will make landfall. In couple of other districts the department has issued yellow alert.

Monsoon, Kerala

Kerala State Disaster Management Authority too has issued an orange alert to four districts in Kerala for June 10, Monday.

The districts are Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha and Ernakulam.

The state has also issued yellow alert to five districts for Monday.

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