Monsoon likely to hit Kerala by May-end or early June: Govt

04 May, New Delhi

Union Government Wednesday said the Monsoon is expected to hit Kerala by May-end or early June.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Science and Technology Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that normal or above normal rainfall has been predicted by many forecasting agencies including India Meteorological Department this year.

He said the monsoon is expected to reach South Kerala either end of May or early days of June and forecast for which will be issued on 15th of this month.

Dr. Vardhan also said the forecast for monsoon onset over Kerala has been correct and within the forecast limits during all the 10 years from 2005 till 2014.

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