The southwest monsoon, which was expected to arrive over Kerala five days later than its normal date of June 1, is likely to be further delayed by two days. This is accrding to the India Meteorological Department. The rain-bearing system is now likely to arrive over Kerala on June 8, a week later than its usual date. During its onset, monsoon first hits the Kerala coast before moving into the rest of the Indian mainland, usually in surges, over a period of around 45 days. The delay means monsoon is now expected to arrive late in other parts of south and central India as well, which will adversely impact countrywide rainfall in June.
Published On: Jun 06, 2019