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Monsoon is unfashionably late by a week

Southwest monsoon is likely to set over Kerala on June 7 with a model error of plus or minus four days.

Published: 16th May 2016 04:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2016 04:02 AM   |  A+A-

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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. 

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