IMD says conditions favourable for onset Monsoon

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in New Delhi on Sunday has predicted that the Monsoon which is about to hit Kerala state in just next two to three days has favorable conditions.

The IMD told media persons that rains and thundershowers have blessed people from scorching heat in past few days at places like West Bengal, Sikkim, Coastal of Andhra Pradesh and some places like Chhattisgarh, Assam, Meghalaya and Kerala.

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Official from the IMD has said that Kerala has been witnessing rains and thundershowers from past few days and weather officials keeping eye on the data of rains record from almost all 14 weather stations.

According to IMD officials, they have observed data on the weather condition from May 10th in Kerala state, Now all of these 14 weather stations has reported that 2.5 mm rains has been recorded in past few days and it is expected to grow more in coming days, this means that Monsoon is moving with good speed and at right directions.

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The onset of Monsoon over Kerala is declared on the second day, provided the wind and cloud formations are a;so favorable.

It is noteworthy that Southwest Monsoon normally sets in over Kerala around June 1st. Which advances northwards usually and use to cover the entire country around July 15th.

Last year IMD has forecast that Southwest Monsoon will cover the whole region by May 30th, which actually took place on June 5th.

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Since 2005, the IMD has been issuing operational forecasts for the date of monsoon onset over Kerala using an indigenously developed statistical model with a model error margin of four days.