New Delhi: Indian Meteorological Department had earlier predicted that first monsoon showers of the year by June 6, which is expected to get delayed and is now expected to hit the coast.But Meteorological Department now said that the monsoon in Kerala will be delayed by the usual date. Meteorological Department also states that the conditions are likely to become favourable for Southwest monsoon to advance in parts of northwestern states in the country during the next three to four days.
This year it was initially predicted to set over Kerala on June 6 with a deviation of four days.The Southwest monsoon bringing showers to Kerala, marks the beginning of the rainy season for the state. As the monsoon progresses, it moves northward bringing relief to the scorching summer in northern states of the country. But the present delay will affect the progress and arrival of the monsoon in the northern states by one or two days.