June 01, 2020, Making in line with the prediction for the four-month-long rainy season, the southwest monsoon on Monday hit Kerela.
“The southwest monsoon has made an onset over Kerala. This is in line with the predictions,” India Meteorological Department (IMD) director-general Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said.
The fourth-month long monsoon season from June to September will account for nearly 75 percent of the rainfall in the country, Mr. Mohapatra said in a press statement.
Meanwhile, private weather forecaster Skymet Weather on May 30th had predicted the arrival of monsoon in India on June 01st. But, IMD differed with the prediction then said that the condition was not accurate for such predictions.
Leading to the onset of southwest-monsoon over Kerela, the IMD said, ‘’More than 70% of the 14 rainfall monitoring stations for Monsoon onset over Kerala have reported rainfall during last 48 hours.’’
‘’The condition have been favorable for the onset of the monsoon over Kerela due to the formation of Cyclone ‘Nisarga’ over the Arabian Sea. A warning has been issued for the heavy warning for nine districts in Kerela – Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Malappuram, and Kannur.’’
IMD predicted an average monsoon this year, raising the expectation of higher farm output.
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