New Delhi, May 29: The Southwest Monsoon has hit most parts of Kerala and some parts of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday, three days ahead of its scheduled arrival, the India Meteorological Department said.
“Widespread rainfall occurred over Kerala during the past three-four days. The 14 rainfall monitoring stations for Monsoon onset over Kerala have reported more than 60 percent rainfall since May 25,” the IMD stated.
The Southwest monsoon has advanced into remaining parts of southeast Arabian Sea, Comorin — Maldives area, entire Lakshadweep, some parts of Tamil Nadu and some more parts of southwest, central and northeast Bay of Bengal.
The monsoon marks the beginning of the rainy season as it advances northward.
According to the reports India is set to get a normal monsoon in 2018, with average rainfall likely to be around 97 percent.