This year, the IMD expects a 'normal-to-above-normal' seasonal rainfall over the country. Quantitatively, the all-India rainfall estimate has been projected at 101 per cent of the normal rainfall in the country.
This is the third time in the last six years that monsoon arrived has late.
The much awaited southwest monsoon has set in over the Kerala coast. The monsoon has been late by a couple of days this year as the normal date for its arrival is June 1.
“The Southwest monsoon has advanced into south Kerala, south Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep and southern Tamil Nadu. The monsoon will make further advance over some more parts of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, coastal Karnataka and Rayalaseema during the next two days,” the India Meteorological Department said in its bulletin at 4:30 pm today i.e. June 1.
It is reported that this is the third time in the last six years that monsoon arrived has late. In 2016 and 2019, Southwest Monsoon made an onset over Kerala on June 8.
This year, the IMD expects a ‘normal-to-above-normal’ seasonal rainfall over the country. Quantitatively, the all-India rainfall estimate has been projected at 101 per cent of the normal rainfall in the country.
“Isolated heavy rainfall very likely over Kerala and Karnataka during next three days,” the MeT department added.
Also, according to the latest forecast, Kerala, Mahe and Lakshadweep are expected to receive heavy rainfall till June 5.
A ‘yellow alert’ indicating the possibility of isolated heavy rainfall is announced for eight districts in Kerala- Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod, the MeT departmend stated.