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Southwest Monsoon likely to hit Andaman and Nicobar, Kerala before June 1

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 May 2018, 11:18 IST

People wait eagerly for the Southwest Monsoon and it has finally arrived in some parts of  Southeast Bay of Bengal, South Andaman Sea and Nicobar Islands.

The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) is currently passing through latitude 5°N and longitude 80°E, 8°N and 87°E, Car Nicobar and 11°N and 99°E.

Although, the Southwest Monsoon got delayed by three days because of Cyclone Sagar and Mekunu.

According to weathermen, the conditions for the advancement of the NLM are favourable over some more parts of South Arabian Sea, Comorin­Maldives areas, some more parts of South Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea and Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the next 24-48 hours.

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Monsoon Onset over Kerala

The monsoon has partially arrived in Kerala but it will take 3-4 days from the current position for the Monsoon to strike in the state. The Monsoon was expected to arrive around June 1 nut it is expected to arrive early this year.

Not only this, Monsoon 2018 will make a forceful onset over Kerala, with moderate to heavy rainfall likely at many places.

As per weathermen, the persisting cyclonic circulations over Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal will become more prominent soon, which will make way for Monsoon over more parts of Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea that includes Sri Lanka and Kerala.

Subsequently, these features are building up the scenario for the further advancement of Monsoon over Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and rest parts of Peninsular region. It would also include major cities of Chennai and Bengaluru.

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First published: 27 May 2018, 11:18 IST