Monsoon rains to reach Kerala by June 4

By Sreekesh

The South West Monsoon is expected to hit the Southern Indian state of Kerala on June 4 with a delay of three days than the normal onset of June 1. The monsoon this season is predicted to be below normal.

Skymet, a private weather forecaster that predicted the onset of monsoon season, predicted that the monsoon will have a weak onset as the present weather models indicate. It said that the monsoon will have a sluggish start.

With Monsoon season coming, the trawl ban period also commences from Mid June. In Kerala, the trawl ban period is likely to be restricted to 52 days. The government is likely to call a meeting of all the trade unions and boat owners before a final decision on the period is taken.

Monsoon showers also bring in worries for the fishermen. Most of the traditional fishermen will not be venturing in the high monsoon season and it will be hard for them to meet both ends meet.

The Skymet weather forecaster said that Monsoon would be reaching Andaman and Nicobar Islands by May 22. They also predicted that all the regions would only get less rain this Monsoon season. Moreover, they said that Northeastern, east and central parts of the country would get far less rain than the other regions.

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