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IMD says, monsoon reaches Kerala today, three days ahead of its normal onset time

By Priyanka Verma 
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IMD says, monsoon reaches Kerala today, three days ahead of its normal onset time

New Delhi: On Sunday morning, The Indian Meteorological Department said, “southwest monsoon has set in over Kerala on Sunday against the normal date of onset that is June 1.” The southwest monsoon is considered the lifeline of India’s agri-based economy.

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In a tweet, the IMD said: “Southwest Monsoon has set in over Kerala today, the 29th May against the normal date of onset, the 1st June. Thus the Southwest Monsoon has set in over Kerala three days ahead of its normal date.”

Also Read :- IMD forecast predicts very heavy rainfall in these areas in next 3 days. Full deets here

Earlier this month, the IMD had said that the monsoon onset over Kerala would take place on May 27, with a standard deviation of four days on either side. However, it may not be a smooth start to the rainy season over mainland India post the onset over Kerala.

Last month, the India Meteorological Department said India would receive average monsoon rains in 2022, raising prospects of higher farm and overall economic growth in Asia’s third-biggest economy. The India Meteorological Department defines average, or normal, rainfall as ranging between 96% and 104% of a 50-year average of 87 cm (35 inches) for the season beginning in June.

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