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Kerala to experience monsoon rain in next 48 hours, says IMD

Earlier, the IMD had predicted that monsoon would hit Kerala around June 4. However, there has been a delay of some days in the onset. The monsoon onset of Kerala draws much anticipation among people in other parts of the country including Odisha.

Vikash Sharma
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Monsoon onset over Kerala in 48 hours

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Finally, the southwest monsoon is likely to arrive in Kerala very soon. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday informed that the conditions are becoming favourable for the onset of monsoon over Kerala.

As per the IMD’s latest forecast, the southwest monsoon is likely to arrive in Kerala in the next 48 hours. The weather bureau informed that several conditions like increase in cloud cover over several areas covering south east Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep and Kerala coast and westerly winds are likely to play a crucial role in the advancement of the southwest monsoon.

There is persistence of westerly winds over south Arabian Sea, Increase in the depth of westerly winds upto middle tropospheric levels and increase in cloudiness over the areas covering southeast Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep and Kerala coasts. Under such scenario, the conditions are becoming favourable for Monsoon onset over Kerala during next 48 hours, said IMD.

The conditions are also favourable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon into some more parts of South Arabian Sea, entire Lakshadweep , Maldives and Comorin area, some more parts Southwest, Central & Northeast Bay of Bengal and some parts of Northeastern states during next 48 hours.

Earlier, the IMD had predicted that monsoon would hit Kerala around June 4. However, there has been a delay of some days in the onset. The monsoon onset of Kerala draws much anticipation among people in other parts of the country including Odisha.

However, a clear picture regarding the monsoon onset over Odisha coast will emerge after the southwest monsoon arrives in Kerala. Several districts in Odisha are experiencing intense heat and humid conditions for the past several weeks.