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Monsoon to arrive on Kerala coast on June 4, deliver less rainfall: Skymet

Rains usually lash Kerala state around June 1 and cover the whole country by mid-July. Timely rains trigger planting of crops such as rice, soybeans and cotton

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

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India's rains are expected to arrive on the southern coast on June 4 and deliver less rainfall than average in 2019, the country's only private weather forecasting agency said on Tuesday, dampening prospects of higher farm and economic growth in the $2.6 trillion economy.

Rains usually lash state around June 1 and cover the whole country by mid-July. Timely rains trigger planting of crops such as rice, soybeans and cotton.

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The country is likely to receive 93% rainfall of the long period average, Skymet said in a statement.

The season delivers about 70% of India's and is key to the success of the farm sector in Asia's third-biggest economy.

First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 16:10 IST
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