NEW DELHI: The southwest monsoon is more likely to arrive over Kerala on Might 31, a day sooner than its regular onset date, the India Meteorological Division (IMD) mentioned on Friday.
The traditional onset date of the monsoon over Kerala is June 1.
“This 12 months, the onset of the southwest monsoon over Kerala is more likely to be on 31st Might with a mannequin error of plus/minus four days,” the IMD mentioned.
Within the Indian monsoon area, preliminary monsoon rains are skilled over south Andaman Sea and the monsoon winds then advance north-westwards throughout the Bay of Bengal.
In keeping with the brand new regular dates of monsoon onset or progress, the southwest monsoon advances over the Andaman Sea round Might 22.
As a cyclone is anticipated to kind over the Arabian Sea, the cross-equatorial south westerlies have quickly strengthened over the Arabian Sea.
The cross-equatorial move could be very more likely to strengthen and deepen over the Bay of Bengal from Might 20 and a sustained rainfall exercise is probably going over the south Bay of Bengal and Andaman Nicobar Islands from Might 21.
Therefore, the monsoon advance over Andaman and Nicobar Islands could be very seemingly round Might 21.
The India Meteorological Division (IMD) has mentioned monsoon is anticipated to be regular this 12 months.