Monsoon Likely To Arrive In Kerala On June 6, Says Met Department

 
Monsoon Likely To Arrive In Kerala On June 6, Says Met Department

NEW DELHI: Monsoon rain will arrive in Kerala on June 6, five days after its normal onset, the Met department said today. The rains, that replenish India's farm-dependent economy, arrive on the southern tip of Kerala around June 1 and retreat from Rajasthan by September.

On Tuesday, private weather forecasting agency Skymet had said that rains will arrive on the country's southern coast on June 4 and deliver less rain than average this year. 

"This year, the statistical model forecast suggests that the monsoon onset over Kerala is likely to be slightly delayed. The southwest monsoon onset is likely to set over Kerala on 6th June with a model error of plus or minus 4 days," the weather office was quoted by news agency PTI. 

"Conditions are becoming favourable for advance of southwest monsoon over the southern part of Andaman Sea, Nicobar Islands and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal during May," it added.