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Rainfall in Kerala and coastal Karnataka not much

The south-west monsoon has not advanced further with rainfall activity in Kerala going down, but Indian Meteorological Department said that rains so far are under the "normal variation" that usually takes place in a season.

india Updated: Jun 13, 2003 10:43 IST

The south-west monsoon has not advanced further with rainfall activity in Kerala going down, but Indian Meteorological Department said that rains so far are under the "normal variation" that usually takes place in a season.

Conditions are favourable for the advance of the southwest monsoon into Konkan in the next two-three days, IMD officials said.

The monsoon has advanced into Goa on Wednesday, they said adding there had not been much rains in Kerala and coastal Karnataka. However, the rainfall activity is expected to go up.

"This kind of increase and decrease in rainfall activity occurs in a season. It is part of the natural variability," they said.

Interior Karnataka and Maharashtra had received some pre-monsoon showers. The monsoon is yet to cover the entire Karnataka state, they said.

The officials said the monsoon last year was bad due to which water reservoirs had not been filled up. "We hope that this year monsoon would make up for the deficieny seen last year."

The north-eastern states have received moderate rainfall, they said.

First Published: Jun 13, 2003 10:43 IST