Monsoon will arrive on June 5, says IMD-THE HINDU-16-05-2020
The difference in the arrival dates by both agencies is as much as a week. The normal date of onset for the State is June 1. In a statement on Friday, the IMD set a date of June 5 whereas Skymet, on its website, has forecast May 28. The time of the monsoon’s arrival in Kerala does not influence its overall progress, distribution or quantum of rain over the ensuing monsoon months of June-September.
Hereon, the monsoon typically takes 10-11 days to reach the Kerala coast.