Monsoon rains to hit Kerala coast on May 29

New Delhi: The southwest monsoon is expected to hit Kerala on May 29, three days ahead of its normal onset date, the India Meteorological Department said on Friday.

The Met Department said conditions were favourable for the onset of monsoon over the Andaman Sea and southeast Bay of Bengal from May 23.

“The southwest monsoon is expected to set over Kerala on May 29 with a modelled error of plus or minus four days,” the IMD said.

In its first forecast for the rainy season released last month, the IMD had predicted normal monsoon.