Monsoon arrives in Kerala, North India likely to receive above normal rainfall


Kerala Monsoon: File Photo

Kerala Monsoon: File Photo

The southwest monsoon has made an onset over Kerala, marking the commencement of the four-month long rainfall season, the India Meteorological Department said on Monday.

North India is likely to get “above normal” rainfall, while Central India and the southern peninsula will receive “normal” rainfall, the IMD said.

However, east and northeast India are likely to receive less rainfall than other parts of the country

“The southwest monsoon has made an onset over Kerala,” IMD director general Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said.

The four-month monsoon season from June to September accounts for 75 per cent of rainfall in the country.