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Southwest monsoon arrives in Kerala after a delay of four days
The Southwest Monsoon has hit the Kerala coast on Thursday night. The Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam areas of the state have reportedly been receiving the rains since today morning. But, according to the met department the Monsoon is delayed by almost four days as it should had hit Kerala by 30 May.
However, the heavy rains have started pouring now from today, and the authorities in Kochi, including the coastal police, have started taking precautionary measures. Karnataka, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, and Tamil Nadu are also experiencing thunderstorms since Thursday night.

The monsoon is expected to hit North India by the end of June.

The Met Department has predicted a deficient monsoon this year. The weather forecaster has lowered its forecast of the South-West monsoon from 93 per cent to 88 per cent.

Earlier in April a below normal rainfall was expected during the monsoon, but now the Met Department has predicted a deficient monsoon.

The north-west India is expected to receive 85 per cent while central India may get 90 per cent rains. The southern peninsula would receive 92 per cent of the average rainfall while it would be 90 per cent in north-east India, as reported by India Today.

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