The monsoon may delay its landfall by five days while it will hit Kerala coast on June 6, the India Meteorogical Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.
The IMD said, “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 normal landfall date for monsoon over Kerala is June 1, which also marks the start of the four-month rainfall season. On Tuesday, private weather agency Sky-Met said the monsoon would hit the Kerala coast on June 4, with an error margin of two days.
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But the national Meteorogical department assured that 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 18-19.”