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Monsoon hits Kerala after nearly a week's delay

Monsoon hits Kerala after nearly a week's delay

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 08 Jun 2019, 10:14 am

Thiruvananthapuram, June 8 (IBNS): Nearly after a week's delay, the much awaited Monsoon, which causes major rainfall in India, hit the Kerala coast on Saturday, officials said.

India Meteorological Department tweeted: "In view of the enhanced cloudiness, strengthening of westerlies and persistent cyclonic circulation in lower & mid-tropospheric levels over Lakshadweep area and neighbourhood, the southwest monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of south Arabian Sea most parts of Lakshadweep area , some parts of Kerala & south TN, remaining parts of Maldives - Comorin area, some more parts of SW, SE & EC Bay of Bengal and some parts of northeast Bay of Bengal. Thus the southwest monsoon has set in over Kerala, today, the 8th June 2019."

"Conditions are favourable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon into remaining parts of South Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep area & Kerala, some more parts of TN, SW, SE, EC & northeast Bay of Bengal and some parts of central Arabian Sea and WC Bay of Bengal during next 48 hours," the IMD said.

The weather department further said that conditions are also becoming favourable for advance of southwest monsoon into some parts of Northeastern states during next 48 hours.