Monsoon to hit Kerala on June 6, likely to be ‘normal’: IMD

Bhubaneswar: After remaining sluggish over Andaman sea, the southwest monsoon is expected to make a delayed onset over Kerala coast by June 6,  the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The southwest monsoon is expected to hit Odisha coast within two weeks after its onset in Kerala.

As per the latest forecast, the southwest monsoon has gained pace and is likely to advance over north Andaman Sea, Bay of Bengal during the next two days.

The IMD said that monsoon rainfall this year is likely to be 94 per cent of the LPA over North-West India; 100 per cent over Central India; 97 per cent over South Peninsula; and 91 per cent over North-East India — all with a model error of ± 8 per cent.