When will the rain showers cool the scorching heat? IMD has told the date of monsoon

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale  - Senior Editor
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New Delhi: Most parts of the country are currently facing scorching heat, everyone's eyes are towards the sky. Today there is relief news for people suffering from heat. Monsoon rains are going to arrive soon. According to the Indian Meteorological Department, this year monsoon is going to arrive before time. Southwest monsoon is expected to reach Kerala by May 31. According to IMD's forecast, monsoon may reach Andaman Nicobar on May 19. After that the monsoon will move towards other parts of the country. The south-west monsoon is expected to reach Kerala around May 31. India Meteorological Department (IMD) gave this information on Wednesday. “This year, the southwest monsoon is expected to reach Kerala on May 31,” the IMD said. IMD Director General Mrityunjay Mohapatra said on Wednesday, 'It is not early. This is close to the normal date as the normal date of onset of monsoon in Kerala is June 1. Last month, the IMD had predicted above normal rainfall during the southwest monsoon season that runs from June to September.
June and July are considered to be the most important monsoon months for agriculture as most of the sowing of Kharif crops takes place during this period.

How accurate is IMD's forecast?

Releasing the monsoon update on Wednesday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the conditions for monsoon remain normal. In such a situation, there is no possibility of it arriving late in India. Generally monsoon hits Kerala on 1st June. This time it is likely to arrive on May 31. IMD has also expressed the possibility of a delay of four days. This time the possibility of monsoon being normal has already been expressed. IMD has been predicting monsoon for the last 19 years. According to IMD, the forecast has been correct from 2005 to 2023 except 2015.

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