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Cyclone Mora: Monsoon arrives in India two days ahead of schedule; rains drench Kerala, North East

The Southwest Monsoon, Which Brings Seasonal Rain To The Indian Subcontinent, Hit Kerala And The North East On Tuesday, Two Days Before Its Normal Onset Date.

PTI | Updated on: 30 May 2017, 06:59:00 PM
Cyclone Mora advances Southwest Monsoon by two days (File/PTI)

New Delhi:

The Southwest monsoon, which brings seasonal rain to the Indian subcontinent, hit Kerala and the North East on Tuesday, two days before its normal onset date.

Director General of the India Meteorological Department K J Ramesh said monsoon has also hit the North East, thanks to Cyclone Mora, which aided the advancement of the seasonal rainfall.

The normal onset date for the monsoon to hit the Kerala coast, which marks its official arrival in the country, is June 1.

This year, monsoon has arrived two days before its scheduled date.

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First Published : 30 May 2017, 11:28:00 AM