Monsoon may hit Kerala before May 30: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted the onset of the monsoon in Kerala on May 30 this year, but the seasonal rainfall may arrive a day before.

Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) Secretary M. Rajeevan said the conditions look favourable for the arrival of the monsoon before the announced date.

“The date announced for the onset of the monsoon is May 30, but there is a possibility that it may hit Kerala a day before that,” Rajeevan told. The normal date for the start of the seasonal rains over Kerala is June 1, which marks the arrival of the monsoon in the country.

With chances of continuation of the El Nino effect, a phenomena associated with warming of Pacific waters, the IMD has predicted a normal monsoon this year.

(Agencies)

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