India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday said that monsoon onset over Kerala is likely to take place by June 3.
According to the IMD Monday morning report, the southwesterly winds could strengthen further gradually from June 1, resulting in likely enhancement in rainfall activity over Kerala. Hence the monsoon onset over Kerala is likely to take place around June 3.
The officials in the IMD said that due to strengthening of lower level southwesterly winds, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall activity is likely over Northeastern states during next five days wherein isolated heavy to very rainfall very likely over Arunachal Pradesh to occur today, over Assam and Meghalaya during next three days and heavy rainfall over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura during next three days.
The cyclonic circulation over Eastcentral Arabian Sea off Karnataka coast between 3.1 & 4.5 km above mean sea level and is likely to meander over the region during next four days days while the Southwesterly winds are also likely to strengthen during next two and three days.
Under the influence of above weather condition and other favourable meteorological conditions, scattered to fairly widespread rainfall/thunderstorm likely over Karnataka and Kerala and Mahe and isolated to scattered rainfall and thunderstorm over remaining parts of south Peninsular India during next 4-5 days.