Published On: Sat, Jun 8th, 2019

Monsoon hits Kerala

Monsoon reached Kerala Saturday, though delayed by a week. The normal onset date was June 1.

Declaring Monsoon has reached the state senior forecaster at the India Meteorological Department (IMD), M. Mohapatra, said the area received 48 hours of pre-monsoon rainfall and other criteria was met too.

He added, “Good rains are expected in the next 48 hours.”

The forecaster however cautioned monsoon’s normal progress could be hampered due to a development of cyclonic storm system in the Arabian Sea.

If the storm moves toward Oman coast, the monsoon could be obstructed temporarily, but to help ascent if moves north-north westwards.

Areas over Kerala-Karnataka coasts in the south-east and east-central Arabian Sea could experience a low pressure, said the State Emergency Operations Centre (SEOC).

Fishermen are warned not to venture deep into the sea for next couple of days.

Private weather company Skymet too has declared the arrival of monsoon in Kerala citing criteria has been met.

Monsoon, Kerala

Mid of last month the IMD announced monsoon to landfall Kerala on June 6.

Meanwhile, a large part of the country is facing drought-like conditions and farmers in many states have been warned about delayed first shower by at least two weeks.

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