Monsoon Hits Kerala: IMD

New Delhi: Bringing relief from scorching heat, monsoon hit the Kerala coast on Saturday after a delay of a week, said an official.
Monsoon has made an onset over Kerala today (June 8), said India Meteorological Department’s Director General-designate Mrutyunjay Mohapatra.
This marks the official commencement of the four-month rainfall season in the country with several parts of Kerala started receiving a good amount of rainfall.
Earlier, the Regional Office of the IMD predicted that the monsoon is expected to hit Odisha coast by June 10.
The rainfall in June to September period is expected to be at 97 per cent of the Long Period Average (LPA) with model error of plus and minus 5 per cent, the IMD said.

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