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Conditions favourable for onset of South-West monsoon in Kerala today

Monday, May 29, 2017,19:08 IST By anju A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | Conditions are ‘favourable’ for the onset of South-West monsoon in Kerala by today, the Indian Meteorological Department said Monday.

While south Kerala has been receiving widespread rains since early today, only few places have received rains in the northern parts. However, it is likely to improve by tomorrow, IMD Thiruvananthapuram Director S Sudevan told PTI.

“Present meteorological analysis indicate that conditions are favourable for onset of southwest monsoon in Kerala in the next 24 hours,” the director said.

While Mavelikkara (Alappuzha) and Vaikom (Kottayam) each received six cm of rain, Kochi witnessed five cm rainfall.

Enamackel and Irinjalakuda (Thrissur) besides Quilandy (Kozhikode) were among the areas which received three cm of rain.

Thiruvananthapuram city, Minicoy and Peermade (Idukki) each received one cm of rain.

Rain and thundershowers are most likely to occur at most places in Kerala in the next five days.

Strong winds from westerly direction with speed occasionally exceeding 45-55 kmph are likely off Kerala coast and over Lakshadweep.

Meanwhile, in Kottayam a huge tree got uprooted and fell on a house, causing injuries to three persons, who have been hospitalised, police said.