Monsoon to hit Kerala coast in first week of June: IMD

New Delhi, May 31, 2014: Although the southwest monsoon system has been making slow progress of late, meteorologists expect the pace to pick up and hit the Kerala coast in the first week of June.

Pre-monsoon rains rains are expected to increase in distribution and intensity from June 1. Earlier this month, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast that the monsoon onset over Kerala would be June 5 with a model error of plus or minus four days.