Monsoon to hit Kerala on May 29: IMD

The monsoon is expected to hit Kerala on May 29- three days ahead of its normal date of onset June 1 on India’s mainland.

“The south-west monsoon is expected to set in over Kerala on May 29 with a model error of ± 4 days,” the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its forecast.

Monsoon sets over Kerala on June 1 with a standard deviation of about seven days and during its four-month stay gives rains to more than 66 per cent of the country’s agricultural lands.