Southwest monsoon hits Kerala today; people may get respite from heat soon
The India Meteorological Department (IMD), however, predicts that the monsoon will hit Kerala in the next 24 hours
At last, there is some hope for respite from the scorching summer heat. Private weather forecasting agency Skymet predicts monsoon arrival in the country, as the Southwest Monsoon hit Kerala today. The India Meteorological Department (IMD), however, predicts that the monsoon will hit Kerala in the next 24 hours. PTI quoted Skymet CEO Jatin Singh as saying, “There are monsoon-like conditions over Kerala and we can say that the annual rainfall season has arrived,”. The Skymet, in its forecast, said that Monsoon would hit the Kerala coast on May 28, while the IMD has made a prediction for its arrival on May 29.
Besides this, the other parameters for the arrival of Monsoon should be that the Westerly winds up to 15,000 feet above main sea level and outgoing long-wave radiation less than 200 wm-2 (watt per square metre) are the other indicators that the monsoon is arriving. Mahesh Palwat, Vice-President (Meteorology and Climate Change) of Skymet said rains for two consecutive days have been recorded in almost all weather stations. The wind criteria has matched. Now, we can safely say that the Monsoon has hit Kerela,” Palwat said.
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Conditions are favourable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon, he said.