The monsoon which normally arrives in Kerala on 1 June is likely to be delayed a little and could reach the state on 4 June, according to the private forecaster Skymet, reports Times of India. The forecaster has reportedly stuck to its prediction that India would receive below normal rainfall at 93 per cent of the long period average (LPA) for this year.
According to the report, the Skymet said that the monsoon is likely to arrive in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on May 22, with an error margin of ± 2 days.
While the southern peninsula is expected to receive 95 per cent of the LPA rains, it is 96 per cent for northwest, 91 per cent for central and 92 per cent for the easter and northeastern parts of the country.
On the other hand, the Indian Meteorological Department(IMD) said that the monsoon clouds shall arrive Kerala by 6 June, and the rainfall would be at 96 per cent of the LPA for the year.