NEW DELHI: The country will have a delayed monsoon this year, India Meteorological Department said on Sunday. While June 1 is the official onset date for monsoon in India when it hits Kerala, it has been delayed by six days. “The Southwest monsoon is likely to set over Kerala on June 7 with a model error of plus or minus four days,” the IMD said. Interstingly, Skymet, a private forecasting agency has predicted monsoon to hit Kerala between May 28 and 30. IMD director Gen LS Rathore said that the delay was not an unusual phenomenon.