Monsoon onset within next 48 hours

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Thiruvananthapuram, June 7: The SouthWest monsson is likely to set in Kerala in the next 48 hours, says MeT office. The meteorological department issued a heavy to very heavy rainfall warning valid up till June 9.

Earlier the MeT office had predicted that the monsson will set in on June 7 with a model error of 4 days earlier and later.

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Incidentally, many places in the state received significant rainfall on Monday. For instance, Vaikom in Kottayam district received eight cm of rainfall, Piravom seven cm, Mankombu 5 cm, Alappuzha, Kurudamannil and Taliparamba received five cm, 5 cm each.

On June 2, the IMD said that there was scant possibility of a deficit monsoon this year. In fact, the chance possibility of the country getting normal to excess rainfall was 96%.

The IMD, Thiruvananthapuram also issued a warning to fishermen, saying strong winds from the Westerly direction, with speed touching 45-55 kmph may hit the Kerala coast and Lakshwadeep.

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