According to the India Metrological Department (IMD), the monsoon is scheduled to arrive in Kerala on June 4 and would most likely be typical this year.
“The monsoon is expected to arrive in Kerala around June 4. We do not expect the monsoon to come before June 1. The monsoon is expected to be normal this year,” according to the IMD.
According to current forecasts, northwest India will receive below-average rainfall this year. “There is no cyclone probability in the Arabian Sea for next week. In northwest India, as of now, below normal rainfall will be there,” IMD officials said.
According to the IMD, pre-monsoon rain in the northern half of the country is caused by the meteorological phenomenon known as Western Disturbance.
“Due to Western Disturbance, we have witnessed, rainfall and thunderstorm activity. So, because of that, we have been witnessing a bit of relief in Delhi and neighbouring cities,” IMD said.
IMD continued “If rainfall distribution is almost similar everywhere, then it will be an ideal situation. There won’t be any problem. If we get equal distribution everywhere, there won’t be much impact on agriculture. In northwest India, as of now, below-normal rainfall will be there.”