Southwest Monsoon Arrived at Kerala, Northeast On Time


New Delhi : Southwest monsoon rains arrived at the Kerala coast and the Northeast today inaccordance with the India Meteorological Department or IMD estimate, a source in the climate office said.

The IMD’s predicted onset date for southwest monsoon to hit the Kerala coast is June 1, making this year’s monsoon arrival the earliest since 2011. The arrival of monsoon rains two days before the onset date has also brightened the outlook for higher farm output and robust economic growth.

Cyclone Mora brought early monsoon to the Northeast, IMD Director General KJ Ramesh told news agency .

“All the required conditions have been met,” a climate office source told media. The official declaration is normal instantly, said the source who did not wish to be named.

The IMD pronounces the entry of rainstorm rains simply after parameters measuring consistency of rainfall over a characterized topography, power, shadiness and wind speed are fulfilled.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands that are normally the primary ranges to get the monsoon rains, got rainfall six days in front of timetable prior this month.

The IMD on April 18 figure the current year’s rainstorm downpours at 96 percent of the 50-year normal of 89 centimeters. The southwest rainstorm conveys around 70 percent of India’s yearly rainfall..

Farmers plant rice, cane, corn, cotton and oil seeds during the rainy months of June and July. Harvest starts from October.