New Delhi, May 6 (FN Agency) Monsoon is expected to arrive over Kerala on June 1, its normal arrrival date. Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, M Rajeevan in a tweet on Thursday said: “Extended range forecast suggests monsoon will arrive over Kerala on time, around June 1. This is an early indication. “
The official IMD forecast will be on May 15 and rainfall forecast update around May 31,” M Rajeevan said. “Early analysis indicates monsoon will arrive around June 1 over Kerala.. Like we have projected earlier its likely to be a normal monsoon this year,” Rajeevan said. India received above-average monsoon rains for two straight years, and another normal season this year will help the agriculture sector in particular.