The southwest monsoon hit the coast of Kerala on Thursday, two days behind its common schedule, the Indian Meteorological Division stated.
“The Southwest monsoon has superior into south Kerala, south Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep and southern Tamil Nadu. The monsoon will make additional advance over some extra elements of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, coastal Karnataka and Rayalaseema throughout the subsequent two days,” the Met division stated on Thursday.
India receives over 70 per cent of its annual rainfall between June and September. This 12 months, the Met division expects a normal-to-above-normal seasonal rainfall over the nation. Quantitatively, the all-India rainfall has been projected at 101 per cent of the Lengthy Interval Common (LPA).
In response to the newest forecast, Kerala, Mahe and Lakshadweep will obtain heavy rainfall until June 5. There will likely be a rise within the rainfall depth and robust westerly winds are seemingly alongside the west coast off Kerala.
“There will likely be sturdy winds with speeds ranging between 40 to 50 km/hr gusting to 60 km/hr alongside southwest and west-central Arabian Sea. Comparable wind speeds are seemingly over the Gulf of Mannar and Comorin,” the climate bulletin knowledgeable.
As such, fishermen have been requested to not enterprise into the ocean as tough situations are anticipated to prevail until Saturday.