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Monsoon to hit Kerala by June 9: IMD

June 07, 2016 20:02 IST

Southwest monsoon has furthered advanced into some parts of south Arabian Sea

The monsoon is "very likely" to hit Kerala by June 9, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday.

It said that the southwest monsoon has furthered advanced into some parts of south Arabian Sea, Maldives, Comorin area and some parts of southwest Bay of Bengal.

"In view of strengthening of cross equatorial flow and deepening of westerlies over south Arabian sea and development of feeble off-shore trough along Karnataka-Kerala coast, onset over Kerala is very likely by June 9," the IMD said in its latest bulletin.

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