Monsoon arrival in Kerala delayed to June 3 : IMD



The annual monsoon arrival over the Indian subcontinent has been delayed by two days, according to an update by India Meteorological Department (IMD)  on Sunday, it is now expected to hit the Kerala coast on June 3.

“As per the latest meteorological indications, the southwesterly winds could strengthen further gradually from 01st June, resulting in likely enhancement in rainfall activity over Kerala. Hence the monsoon onset over Kerala is likely to take place by 03rd June 2021,” the IMD statement noted.

However, the monsoon itself has been delayed because the “south-westerly winds have not strengthened,” according to IMD chief Dr M Mohapatra.