Monsoon in Kerala Likely Within Next 48 Hours, Rainfall in Delhi and Adjoining Areas to Be Delayed by Over 10 Days: Skymet
Monsoon in Kerala (Photo Credits: IANS)

New Delhi, June 5: Monsoon is expected to make a fall in Kerala within the next 48 hours, private weather agency Skymet Weather said on Wednesday. It further added saying that rainfall across the country will be reportedly weak this year. Samar Chaudhary, Meteorologist at Skymet was quoted by ANI saying that the normal dates of monsoon for Delhi and its adjoining regions is almost the last week of June but it may be delayed by 10-15 days. The official said that this is the second driest year in last 65 years, normal rainfall for pre-monsoon is 131.5 mm whereas the recorded rainfall is 99 mm. He added saying that this condition is due to the prevailing El Nino over the areas which will affect the landfall of monsoon.Monsoon to Be Delayed by Five Days; to Hit Kerala on June 6.

In May, the  India Meteorological Department (IMD) had said that monsoon is expected to arrive in India on June 6, a delay of five days. The IMD said monsoon is likely to be "near normal" around 96 per cent of the the Long Period Average (LPA) of 887 mm. The average or normal rainfall in the country is defined between 96 per cent and 104 per cent of the 50-year average for the entire four-month monsoon season. Monsoon 2019 To Arrive In Kerala On June 4, Likely To be 'Below Normal'; Check Weather Forecast by Skymet.

Meanwhile, Skymet has predicted "below normal" monsoon this year to the tune of 93 per cent of the long period average (LPA) of 887 mm. The weather  agency had earlier said that West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand in eastern India and Maharashtra's Vidarbha and Marathwada regions, parts of Madhya Pradesh in Central India and parts of Gujarat were at risk of being rain deficient, which may lead to drought.