IMD Director General M Mohapatra stated there’s cyclonic circulation alongside the Karnataka coast which is hindering the progress of the southwest monsoon
New Delhi: The arrival of monsoon over Kerala is more likely to be delayed by two days and it’s now anticipated to make an onset over the state by 3 June, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated on Sunday.
IMD Director General M Mohapatra stated there’s cyclonic circulation alongside the Karnataka coast which is hindering the progress of the southwest monsoon.
“The southwesterly winds could strengthen further gradually from 1 June, resulting in likely enhancement in rainfall activity over Kerala. Hence the monsoon onset over Kerala is likely to take place around 3 June,” the IMD stated.
Due to strengthening of decrease degree southwesterly winds, pretty widespread rainfall exercise with remoted heavy falls are very possible over northeastern states throughout subsequent 5 days.
The regular onset date for monsoon over Kerala is 1 June. This marks the beginning of the four-month rainfall season for the nation.
Earlier this month, the IMD had predicted the arrival of monsoon over Kerala by 31 May with an error margin of plus or minus 5 days. Monsoon is anticipated to be regular this yr.