New Delhi| Jagran News Desk| The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday said that the monsoon will hit the Kerala coast on June 6 which means there will be a delay of five days from its normal scheduled.

"This year, the statistical model forecast suggests that the monsoon onset over Kerala is likely to be slightly delayed. The southwest monsoon onset is likely to set over Kerala on 6th June with a model error of plus or minus 4 days," said IMD.

The normal onset date for monsoon over Kerala is June 1, which also marks the start of the four-month rainfall season.

"Conditions are becoming favourable for the advance of southwest monsoon over the southern part of Andaman Sea, Nicobar Islands and adjoining the southeast Bay of Bengal during May 18-19," the IMD said.

(with PTI inputs)

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma