Monsoon to reach Kerala early, first rain on May 27: IMD
New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday (May 13) said that the southwest monsoon is likely to start over Kerala on May 27. The southwest monsoon, considered the lifeline of India’s agro-based economy, is likely to bring early rains this year. The IMD said, “This year, the onset of Southwest Monsoon over Kerala is likely to be earlier than the normal date. The onset of monsoon over Kerala is likely on May 27 with a model error of plus or minus four days. As told by IANS. The normal onset of monsoon over Kerala is June 1.
Warm winds are blowing in many parts of the country for the last fortnight and the temperature is going to drop, so the onset of monsoon will bring a lot of relief.
The Meteorological Department said on Thursday that Andaman and Nicobar Islands likely to receive first seasonal rain on May 15 , which is about four days before the normal expected date. The IMD said, “Conditions are becoming favorable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon into some parts of South Andaman Sea, Nicobar Islands and southeast Bay of Bengal around May 15, with enhanced cross equatorial winds. “
Last month, the IMD had predicted normal monsoon rains – quantitatively 99 per cent of the long period average (LPA) – across the country this year.