Southwest Monsoon Hits Kerala: IMD

New Delhi: The southwest monsoon has made an early onset over Kerala on Sunday, marking the start of the four-month rainy season, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

According to the weather department, the southwest monsoon has arrived in Kerala three days before the predicted date June 1.

Southwest Monsoon has advanced into the remaining parts of the south Arabian Sea, the 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 today.

Thus, Southwest Monsoon has set in over Kerala today against the normal date of June 1, 3-days ahead of its normal date.

The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) now passes through lat. 12°N/ Long. 60°E, lat. 12°N/ Long. 70°E, Kannur, Palakkad, lat. 9°N/ Long. 79°E, lat. 8.0°N/ Long. 83°E, 12.5°N/90°E, 16.0°N/93°E, and 18.0°N/94.5°E.

Conditions are favorable 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 next 3-4 days.

The southwest monsoon is one of the primary drivers of the country’s economy that is based on agriculture and related activities. Large parts of the country depend upon the four-month rainfall season for agriculture.

Meanwhile, there has been no forecast for Odisha rains till now, informed IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra.

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