Thiruvananthapuram, May 30: While we here in Mumbai are still getting churned up in the heat waves of summer, Kerala got hit by ‘monsoon’ showers as predicted by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). Welcome Monsoon, we hope you shower here too in Mumbai.
In line with India Meteorological Department forecast, the southwest monsoon rains arrived today at southern Kerala coast and Northeast India simultaneously. Folks there are ready with their raincoats and umbrellas.
Director General of the India Meteorological Department K J Ramesh said monsoon has also hit the North East, thanks to Cyclone Mora, which aided the advancement of the seasonal rainfall. The normal onset date for monsoon to hit the Kerala coast, which marks its official arrival in the country, is June 1. This time the monsoon has arrived two days before its scheduled date.
Meanwhile, for those living in Odisha and the Northeast, there’s a cyclone brewing in the Bay of Bengal, called Mora, that is inching further north as we speak and is likely to intensify into a ‘severe cyclonic storm’ in the next 12 hours. Heavy rain and thundershowers are expected in the region.