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Finally, Monsoon Rains Slam into Kerala, Karnataka Coast 

Monsoon hits Thiruvananthpuram and Kollam in Kerala. 

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Monsoon in Alleppy, Kerala. (Photo: Reuters) 

The much-awaited southwest monsoon slammed into the coast of Kerala today. Capital Thiruvanthapuram received heavy rainfall since this morning as did other parts of the state and parts of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

The monsoon rains will soon cover the rest of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and make their way further north towards the end of June to cool down temperatures in northern India as well.

The monsoon rains will take a month to cover the whole of India. (Courtesy: PTI)
The monsoon rains will take a month to cover the whole of India. (Courtesy: PTI)

The rains were four days late, said the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

It has further advanced into entire south Arabian Sea, some more parts of Central Arabian Sea, entire Lakshadweep area and Kerala, some parts of coastal and southern interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, remaining parts of southeast Bay of Bengal and some parts of central and northeast Bay of Bengal.
– IMD statement

The MET department had initially predicted that this year the rainy season would make its fall on May 30 with “below normal” Monsoon, but later downgraded its forecast to “deficient” rainfall.

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