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Onset of southwest monsoon in Kerala more likely to be delayed, to hit coast on 3 June, says IMD-India News , Firstpost

IMD Director General M Mohapatra stated there’s cyclonic circulation alongside the Karnataka coast which is hindering the progress of the southwest monsoon

The nationwide climate forecaster until Sunday morning had predicted the onset date of southwest monsoon to be round 31 May with an error margin of plus or minus 5 days. ANI

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.

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