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Monsoon likely to hit Kerala on June 4, three days after normal onset date: Skymet

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

is likely to arrive in on June 4, three days after its normal onset date, marking the official commencement of the rainy in the country, forecaster said Tuesday.

The normal onset date for over is June 1.

said will be "below normal" in the country with a Long Period Average (LPA) of 93 per cent and an error margin of five per cent.

"Arrival of monsoon over will be on May 22, with an error margin of plus/minus 2 days. Southwest Monsoon 2019 is likely to make onset over on June 4, with an error margin of plus/minus 2 days.

"It seems that initial advancement of monsoon over peninsular is going to be slow," said.

"All the four regions are going to witness lesser than normal rainfall, this Rainfall in East and and central parts will be poorer than Northwest and South Peninsula," Singh said.

According to Skymet, there are 55 per cent chances of a below normal rainfall, which will have an influence of El Nino, a phenomenon linked to the heating of Pacific waters.

East and will get 92 per cent of which falls under the below normal category.

Risk remains high for Bihar, and West Bengal, while it will be marginal for Northeast India, Skymet said.

that comprises all north Indian states will receive 96 per cent rainfall of the LPA, which falls on the border line of normal and below normal rainfall category.

Hilly states of Jammu and Kashmir, and Uttarakhand are likely to perform better than the plains of Punjab, Haryana, and Delhi- NCR, the Skymet said.

is likely to receive rainfall of 91 per cent of Rainfall in Vidarbha, Marathwada, and will be "poorer than normal".

This is likely to aggravate the situation as Marathwada and several parts of been facing farm distress and drought like situation.

Conditions will be more or less similar in

"North interior and Rayalaseema may see poor rainfall. Kerala and coastal are likely to perform better," Skymet said.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 17:46 IST