Bhubaneswar : The much awaited South-West #Monsoon has finally touched the main land India with its arrival at Kerala, private Weather Forecaster Skymet has said.
“ The South-West Monsoon has reached Kerala yesterday. All the criteria required for the declaring the onset of monsoon over the Indian mainland have been met. The three main criteria of rainfall, wind field and outgoing longwave radiation (OLR) is all at place” said Skymet.
“A well-marked low pressure is seen in south-east Arabian Sea while a low pressure area is marked over Bay of Bengal. In fact, both the systems would help in taking the Monsoon even further” it added.
However, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that the South-West Monsoon is yet to reach Kerala, but the conditions are favorable for Monsoon to reach Kerala in the next 24 hrs.
“Southwest Monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of Southeast Arabian Sea, MaldivesComorin area and southwest Bay of Bengal, most parts of southeast Bay of Bengal, remaining parts of Andaman Sea, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, many parts of East-Central Bay of Bengal and some parts of westcentral and northeast Bay of Bengal. Conditions are becoming favourable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon into some parts of South Arabian Sea, remaining part of Comorin-Maldaves, some parts of Lakshdweep, Kerala and Tamilnadu during the next 24 hrs” IMD said.