The Indian Meteorological Department said on Friday that the onset of southwest monsoon in Kerala is likely to be delayed by four days this year. It is expected to reach the southern state by June 5, four days after its normal onset date of monsoon.
The department said, “This year the onset of southwest monsoon in Kerala is likely to be slightly delayed compared to the normal date. The monsoon is expected to begin in Kerala on June 5 this year. The onset of monsoon in Kerala is the official start of the four-month rainy season in the country.