Monsoon onset over Kerala to be delayed

New Delhi: The onset of southwest monsoon over Kerala is likely to be delayed by four days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The monsoon is expected to hit the southern state by June 5, four days after its normal onset date.

The onset of monsoon over Kerala marks the official commencement of the four-month rainfall season in the country.

Monsoon is likely to reach the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago around May 16, nearly six days before its normal onset date, due to a cyclonic circulation in the Bay of Bengal, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday. Desk: Asianet Online