26 May 2023

SW Monsoon Likely To Be Delayed By About A Week, May Hit Kerala By June 7

New Delhi: South West Monsoon is likely to hit Kerala by June 7. It normally hits the Kerala Coast on June 1, thus this time it would be delayed by almost a week.

This was stated by Chief of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) D S Pai while forecasting the second long period average (LPA) forecast of the Monsoon in an online press conference from Kolkata today.

He said that Monsoon would likely touch Kerala by June 7 and it would advance further and arrive Marathwada area of Maharashtra within a week.


Monsoon would move forward in central India in normal progression

He said that Monsoon would move forward in central India in normal progression but it in Himachal Pradesh and North Western Himalayas state it would hit at the end of June as such.

Pai said that the entire North Western Himalayas region and central India currently have a good spell of Western Rainfall and another Western Disturbance is likely to move ahead in the region.


Himachal Pradesh likely to have below-normal monsoon rain 


He said that Himachal Pradesh is likely to have below-normal LPA monsoon rain in the coming rainy season. Other Northwestern Himalayan states hit by Monsoons in the last legs are also likely to have less rainfall than normal.

He said that IMD is among the few Meteorological departments in the world which have the facility to make LPA rainy season forecasts with more precision.

Southwest monsoon normally sets in over Kerala on June 1 with a standard deviation of about 7 days. Last year, the monsoon over Kerala occurred on May 29, two days after IMD's prediction on May 27.

The southwest monsoon over the Indian mainland is marked by monsoon onset over Kerala and is an important indicator characterizing the transition from a hot and dry season to a rainy season.

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