Thiruvananthapuram: The southwest monsoon has finally set in over Kerala and Lakshadweep, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced on Wednesday.
 
K. Santhosh, director at the IMD office here, said: “Good rains are expected in the coming days across the state.”
 
Kerala received good rains on Tuesday also. The IMD said that in view of the strengthening of cross equatorial flow and deepening of westerlies over south Arabian Sea and development of feeble off-shore trough along the Karnataka-Kerala coast, the monsoon was likely to set in by June 9 in Kerala.
 
The IMD office here warned fishermen that strong winds, occasionally reaching 45-55 km per hour, along and off the Kerala coast and over Lakshadweep were expected for about two days.