Hyderabad, Jun 1 : Southwest Monsoon has set in over Kerala on Monday, coinciding with its normal date. The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) passes through latitude 12 degree North/ Longitude 60 degree East, latitude 12 degree North/Longitude 70 degree East, Cannur, Coimbatore, Kanyakumari, latitude. 8 degree North/ Long, 86 degree East, latitude 11 degree North/ Longitude. 90 degree East, Latitude. 14 degree North/ Longitude 93 degree East and latitude 16 degree North/ Longitude. 95 degree East.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) in a release this afternoon said widespread rainfall occurred over Kerala, during the past two days. More than 70 per cent of the 14 rainfall monitoring stations for Monsoon onset over Kerala have reported rainfall during the last 48 hour, It said. Westerly winds have strengthened in the lower levels (wind speed upto 20 knots) and deepened upto 4.5 km over the South Arabian Sea, the release said. There is persistent convection (cloudiness indicated by Outgoing Longwave Radiation values < 200 Wm-2) from satellite imagery and coastal Doppler Weather Radars from May 27, 2020 onwards. In addition to the above features, a low pressure area has formed over Southeast & adjoining Eastcentral Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep area on May 31 which intensified into a depression over east central & adjoining southeast Arabian Sea this morning, the release added. (UNI)