The four-month monsoon season from June to September accounts for 75 per cent of rainfall in the country. On Day 2 of the 2020 monsoon season, the state has already issued orange alert four districts, including the state capital where several low lying areas were waterlogged. June 1 is the normal date for the monsoon to reach Kerala. Southwest Monsoon has set in over Kerala on 1st June, 2020, coinciding with its normal date," the IMD said in its website, as the southern state recorded widespread rainfall during the … The unfavourable phase of Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) in late May was … Kerala: IMD says southwest monsoon onset likely by June 1 High water levels in dams: Kerala HC registers suo motu PIL on judge's letter Kudumbashree's budget hotels feed 40,000 people daily in Kerala Kerala, the prime monsoon destination is also one of the greenest state. In last 24 hours, most parts of Kerala have reported heavy to very heavy rainfall. Kerala, a tropical state on the southwestern Malabar Coast is also the gateway of southwest monsoon for the mainland India. Earlier, IMD had forecast the onset of monsoon over Kerala on June 5. Known for its abundant beauty, the state is favorite with tourists for its serene backwaters. In April, the IMD had predicted a normal monsoon, which it has reiterated the same on 1 June. Monsoon has arrived in Kerala and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has announced that the normal onset of monsoon has begun with most of Kerala being now covered under monsoon as of 1 June 2020. The Southwest monsoon arrived in Kerala on Monday as predicted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) bringing heavy rain to several parts in the … Written By. Monsoon rains trigger tea plantation landslide in India's Kerala state, killing at least 43 people By Helen Regan and Swati Gupta, CNN Updated 4:01 AM ET, Mon August 10, 2020 Last Updated: 30th May, 2020 19:02 IST Monsoon To Hit Kerala On June 1 Following Showers; Fishing Activities Banned The southwest monsoon is likely to hit Kerala on June 1 with "heavy to very heavy rainfall" expected over the state and Lakshadweep from May 30 to June 1. Monsoon cheers are nearing and so is the buzz in the air. The southwest monsoon has arrived over Kerala, marking the start of a four-month long rainfall season, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday. Last year the monsoon got a bit late and reached on June 8. IMD Director-General Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra told Times Now, "Southwest monsoon has set in over Kerala today, 1st June 2020." Heavy rains in parts of Kerala have invoked the memories of the previous two seasons, during which the state witnessed devastation and loss of lives. Weather conditions are "very likely to become favourable from June 1, 2020" for the monsoon onset over Kerala, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in a statement.