After a week’s delay, the South West Monsoon hit the Kerala coast on June 8. The Indian Meteorological Department has declared that the South West Monsoon has set in over Kerala, which marks the commencement of the Monsoon season in the country.
Several parts in Kerala have already started receiving good showers and the Disaster Management Authority in the state has already declared red as well as yellow alert in some of the districts. The South West Monsoon normally hits Kerala on June 1.
The IMD said that the conditions are favourable for the advancement of the SW Monsoon in parts of South and Central Arabian Sea, some areas in Tamil Nadu, South East, South West, West central and North East Bay of Bengal in the next 48 hours. In the next 48 hours, the monsoon would advance to the North East part of India, the IMD said.
The Met said that Kerala and Lakshwadeep would witness wide spread rains in the next three days.
The four month SW Monsoon is considered to be the lifeline for farmers. The South West Monsoon is one of the factors that determine the Indian economy. This time, the IMD had predicted average rainfall.