The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted significant rainfall over numerous districts in Kerala on Sunday.
The wet spell would continue for the next five days in the region. “Southwest Monsoon has set in over Kerala today. Kerala is expected to get widespread rainfall with isolated heavy rainfall in many districts during the next five days,” said Director IMD, Thiruvananthapuram, K Santhosh.
Fishermen should avoid going out to sea on May 29 and 30 according to the government.
On Saturday, the weather forecasting organisation reported that the circumstances for monsoon start were improving over the next 2-3 days, including the Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep area.
It has also issued thunderstorm and rainfall warnings as a result of westerly winds rising from the Arabian Sea and passing through southern peninsular India at lower tropospheric levels.
Meanwhile, Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla on May 18 urged all states, union territories (UTs), and central agencies to be better prepared for the monsoon season in order to reduce losses from natural disasters such as floods, cyclones, and landslides.