Onset Of Monsoon Over Kerala Likely To Be Delayed By Four Days, Says IMD
Clouds pass over tea estates near Munnar in Kerala, India. (Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg)

Onset Of Monsoon Over Kerala Likely To Be Delayed By Four Days, Says IMD

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The onset of southwest monsoon over Kerala this year is likely to be delayed by four days, the India Meteorological Department said on Friday.

The monsoon is expected to hit the southern state by June 5, four days after its normal onset date.

"This year, the onset of southwest monsoon over Kerala is likely to be slightly delayed as compared to the normal date of onset. The monsoon onset over Kerala this year is likely to be on June 5 with a model error of plus or minus 4 days," the IMD said.

The onset of monsoon over Kerala marks the official commencement of the four-month rainfall season in the country.

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