Monsoon likely to hit Kerala on June 4: Skymet 

The country is likely to receive 93 per cent rainfall of the long period average, Skymet said in a statement. 

 

NEW DELHI:

Monsoon rains are expected to hit Kerala coast on June 4 and deliver less rainfall than average in 2019, the country's only private weather forecasting agency said on Tuesday, dampening prospects of higher farm and economic growth in the $2.6 trillion economy. 
 

Rains usually lash Kerala state around June 1 and cover the whole country by mid-July. Timely rains trigger planting of crops such as rice, soybeans and cotton. 

 

The country is likely to receive 93 per cent rainfall of the long period average, Skymet said in a statement. 

 

The monsoon season delivers about 70 per cent of India's annual rainfall and is key to the success of the farm sector in Asia's third-biggest economy. 
 


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