SWM hits Kerala officially

The much awaited South West Monsoon (SWM) has set in over Kerala with outbursts of rain across the west coast. According to IMD, “There’s been good pre-monsoon rainfall over the last 48 hours and other criteria are met, hence onset of IMD is declared”.

Conditions are favourable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon into remaining parts of South Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep area & Kerala,  some more parts of Tamil Nadu, southwest, southeast, east-central & northeast Bay of Bengal and some parts of central Arabian Sea and west­central Bay of Bengal during the best 48 hours.

Conditions are also becoming favourable for advance of southwest monsoon into some parts of Northeastern states during next 48 hours.