kerala: Southwest monsoon onset over Kerala likely on May 27, earliest onset after 2009: IMD | India News

PUNE: Both IMD and private weather forecaster Skymet on Friday released their monsoon onset date over Kerala for this year, predicting the onset to be earlier than the normal date over the coastal state.
The onset of southwest monsoon over Kerala is likely to be on May 27, with a model error of +/- four days, IMD said. The normal date of onset over Kerala is June 1.
Skymet also predicated the onset date to be a day earlier than what has been predicted by IMD, and said that the onset over Kerala could take place on May 26, with a model error of +/- three days.
TOI had earlier reported that the Southwest monsoon could hit Kerala earlier than the normal date, and anytime after May 20. If the forecasts come true, this could be the earliest onset of monsoon over Kerala in the last 13 years.
IMD director general Mrutyunjay Mohapatra told TOI, “Strong cross-equatorial flow is expected…

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