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Onset Of Monsoon In Kerala Today!

New Delhi: Though the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) is yet to officially declare the onset of monsoon in India, the weather agency said the conditions are favourable for its onset in Kerala on Thursday, two days behind its regular schedule.

“Due to the strengthening of the south-westerly winds and the spatial expansion of the rainfall over Kerala, the conditions are favourable for the onset of the southwest monsoon on June 3,” the weather summary issued on Thursday morning read.

How Is Onset Of Monsoon Declared?

In order to declare the onset, the Met department follows standard criteria.

One of them is that 14 or more meteorological stations in Kerala should record rainfall measuring 2.5 mm or more for two consecutive days after May 10.

Besides, based on the observations of the strengthening of the westerly winds along the Kerala coast and the Outgoing Longwave Radiation (OLR), the commencement of the monsoon is declared.

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