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Southwest monsoon set to hit Kerala today: Met dept

Strong winds from westerly direction with speed occasionally exceeding 45-55 kmph are likely off Kerala coast and over Lakshadweep.

india Updated: May 30, 2017 00:07 IST
Dark clouds gather over the skyline in Mumbai on May 29 as monsoon season approaches.
Dark clouds gather over the skyline in Mumbai on May 29 as monsoon season approaches.(AFP Photo)

Conditions are ‘favourable’ for the onset of southwest monsoon in Kerala by Tuesday, the Indian Meteorological Department said on Monday.

While south Kerala has been receiving widespread rains since early Monday, only few places have received rains in the northern parts. However, it is likely to improve by Tuesday, IMD Thiruvananthapuram director S Sudevan told PTI.

“Present meteorological analysis indicate that conditions are favourable for onset of southwest monsoon in Kerala in the next 24 hours,” the director said.

While Mavelikkara (Alappuzha) and Vaikom (Kottayam) each received six cm of rain, Kochi witnessed five cm rainfall. Enamackel and Irinjalakuda (Thrissur) besides Quilandy (Kozhikode) were among the areas which received three cm of rain.

Thiruvananthapuram city, Minicoy and Peermade (Idukki) each received one cm of rain.

Rain and thundershowers are most likely to occur at most places in Kerala in the next five days.

Strong winds from westerly direction with speed occasionally exceeding 45-55 kmph are likely off Kerala coast and over Lakshadweep.

Meanwhile, in Kottayam a huge tree got uprooted and fell on a house, causing injuries to three persons, who have been hospitalised, police said.