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Monsoon likely to hit Kerala in 2 days

IMD also predicted "heavy to very heavy rains" in coastal Karnataka and Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh and south interior Karnataka

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Southwest monsoon likely to hit Kerala in next 2 days: IMD

The much-awaited southwest is expected to hit the Kerala coast in next two days.

For the next five days, however, there is going to be “no significant” change in the temperatures in northwest India, which is reeling under intense heat.

“Conditions continue to remain favourable for the onset of southwest over Kerala in next 48 hours,” the (IMD) said on Monday. The IMD had earlier said should hit the Kerala coast on June 7, with an error margin of plus or minus four days.

The MeT department has also predicted “heavy to very heavy rains” in coastal and Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh, south interior and

Thunderstorms accompanied with squall are very likely at isolated places over Telangana and north interior “Heavy to very heavy rains are also likely at isolated places over sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura,” it said.

However, heatwave conditions are “very likely” to prevail over isolated places in and west and east Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, south and Gujarat.

First Published: Mon, June 06 2016. 22:32 IST