The Southwest Monsoon has set in over Kerala today as against the normal date of June 1.
This was announced by India Meteorological Department (IMD) in a release on Saturday.
In view of the enhanced cloudiness, strengthening of westerlies and persistent cyclonic circulation in the lower & mid-levels over Lakshadweep area and neighbourhood, the Southwest monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of South Arabian Sea, most parts of Lakshadweep area, some parts of Kerala & south Tamil Nadu, remaining parts of Comorin –Maldives area, some more parts of Southwest, Southeast & Eastcentral Bay of Bengal and some parts of Northeast Bay of Bengal.
The release said the Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) passes through lat. 110N/Long 600E, lat. 110N/Long 700E, Amini Divi, Kochi, Madurai, lat.110N/Long 860E, lat. 160N/Long 910E, and lat. 200N/Long 940E on June 8.
Conditions are favorable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon into remaining parts of South Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep area & Kerala, some more parts of Tamil Nadu, Southwest, Southeast, Eastcentral & NortheastBay of Bengal and some parts of Central Arabian Sea and Westcentral Bay of Bengal during the next 48 hours.