GET Stock QuotesNews18 APP
News18 English
»
1-min read

Monsoon Hits Kerala, Three Days Before its Scheduled Arrival

The onset of monsoon over the southern state marks the commencement of the four-month long rainy season in the country. Three trains have been rescheduled due to heavy rainfall in Mangaluru

News18.com

Updated:May 29, 2018, 3:23 PM IST
facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
Monsoon Hits Kerala, Three Days Before its Scheduled Arrival
The verandah of a house in Mangaluru has been flooded due to incessant rain (News18)
Loading...
New Delhi: The southwest monsoon on Tuesday hit Kerala, three days before its scheduled arrival, says the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The onset of monsoon over the southern state marks the commencement of the four-month long rainy season in the country. June 1 is the official onset date for arrival of monsoon in the country and it takes more than a month-and-half to cover the entire country.

The IMD has made a forecast of "normal" rainfall this season. Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency and a rival of the IMD, had said that the monsoon made its arrival in Kerala on Monday.

According to the IMD, if after May 10, 60 per cent of the available 14 stations --Minicoy, Amini, Thiruvananthapuram, Punalur, Kollam, Allapuzha, Kottayam, Kochi, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Thalassery, Kannur, Kudulu and Mangalore -- report 2.5 mm or more rainfall for two consecutive days, the onset of monsoon over Kerala can be declared on the second day. This is one of the main parameters for declaring the arrival of monsoon.

Besides this factor, the westerly winds must be up to 15,000 feet above main sea level and outgoing long-wave radiation less than 200 wm-2 (watt per square metre) to declare the arrival of monsoon. All the necessary parameters were met following which the onset of monsoon over Kerala was announced, Mritunjay Mohapatra, Additional Director General, IMD said.

Meanwhile, three trains have been rescheduled from Mangaluru Central station as locomotives are running late due to heavy rainfall. Among them are Mangalore–Chennai Central mail, Matsyagandha Express and Mangalore Chennai West Coast SF Express.
(Get detailed and live results of each and every seat of the state Assemblies in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram to know which candidate/party is leading or trailing and to know who has won and who has lost and by what margin. Our one-of-its-kind Election Analytics Centre lets you put on the psephologist's hat. Know interesting facts and trivia about the elections. Elections = News18)
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results