Southwest Monsoon set in over Kerala: IMD

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New Delhi Southwest Monsoon has set in over Kerala today, coinciding with its normal date. According to Indian Meteorological department widespread rainfall occurred over Kerala, during past 2 days. More than 70% of the 14 rainfall monitoring stations for Monsoon onset over Kerala have reported rainfall during last 48 hours.

With the onset of Monsoon, the IMD earlier today issued a yellow alert for nine districts of the state. A yellow alert has been issued for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Malappuram, and Kannur districts for June 1.

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IMD has issued Yellow alert for Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, and Kasaragod on June 2. IMD has placed Kannur and Kasaragod under yellow alert on June 3.

“Heavy rainfall is predicted and isolated areas are expected to receive 64.5 mm to 115.5 mm rain till Tuesday morning,” the Meteorological Department said.

The Monsoon season that lasts for four months (June-September) accounts for 75 per cent of rainfall in India.

In 2019, the monsoon had hit Kerala on June 8.