New Delhi: In an interview with a news channel, Dr LS Rathore, Director General of IMD said, the monsoons are expected to hit the coast of Kerala by 5 June. Although, it normally arrives in India by 1 June, this time there can be a delay of four-five days, added Rathore.
However, the high temperatures and the slight delay in monsoons might not hurt kharif crops, believes Rathore. But, crops like cotton can be affected to some extent due to the above normal temperatures.
‘The normal date of onset of monsoon over Kerala is 1 June, that is today. We also predicted that monsoon will be over Kerala by today, plus-minus four days. It is plus four days and on 5 June we can expect the onset of monsoon in the coast of Kerala,’ said Rathore when asked earlier predictions of monsoon arriving in Kerala on June 1.