Hyderabad: The South-west monsoon has made an onset over Kerala on June 1st, announced the Indian Meteorological department.This marks the commencement of a four-month long rainfall season in India.

The Director General of IMD, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said, “A cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal has amplified the progress of monsoon in India.The monsoon arrived in Kerala on June 1st.

However,‘Skymet’ an independent weather observatory body, announced the arrival was on May 30th .

Speaking to NewsMeter,Mr.Mahesh Palawat-Vice President of the Meteorology and climate change-Skymet,said,“The onset in Kerala was on May 30th however IMD announced the arrival on June 1st.Taking into consideration,the progress of the monsoon. Telangana and Andhra Pradesh barring the northern districts,may receive rainfall between 5 and 13 of June.

He further added,“Currently the progress of the monsoon is satisfactory.If the same continues,the two Telugu speaking states may receive rainfall between the 2 and 3rd week of June”.

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