The onset of the southwest monsoon is likely to happen on June 3 this yr, the India Meteorological Division (IMD) mentioned on Sunday afternoon. The monsoon usually hits the Kerala coast on June 1.
“The southwesterly winds may strengthen additional progressively from June 1, ensuing in enhancement of rainfall exercise over Kerala. The monsoon onset over Kerala is likely to happen on June 3,” the Met division’s Could 30 afternoon abstract learn.
Until Sunday morning, the IMD had mentioned that the onset of monsoon would happen on Could 31.
After arriving over the Andaman Sea on Could 21, the southwest monsoon lined the island and most areas of the Bay of Bengal, the Maldives and Comorin areas.
After the newest development which was realised on Could 27, the monsoon has not made any additional progress until date. This coincided with the progress of cyclone Yaas, which was fashioned in the Bay of Bengal and crossed Odisha on Could 26. This had left the ocean circumstances over the Bay of Bengal unsettled.
The onset of monsoon over Kerala is said when 14 or extra meteorological stations in the state report rainfall of 2.5 mm or extra for 2 consecutive days any time after Could 10. Applicable values of the westerly winds and the Outgoing Longwave Radiation (OLR) over the southeast Arabian Sea and the neighbourhood areas are additionally considered.