Southwest monsoon 2017 arrives over Kerala on 30 May
Southwest monsoon normal onset date over Kerala (official arrival of the June to September rainfall in India ), is June 1. INDIA METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT forecast for the last five (5) years 2012 to 2016 is given below. Most (2/3 mainly rural) of Indians depend on farm income and 45% kharif crops (Cotton, groundnuts ,Rice, Chia and oil seeds) area mostly dependants on monsoon rain due to lack of irrigation system and water in India.
Highlight Feature of Indian Seasonal Monsoon 2017 :-
- As Per IMD monsoon is likely to set over Kerala on 30 May
- Southwest monsoon has advanced into some parts of southeast Bay of Bengal
- Cyclonic circulation over Andaman Sea give Strengthening monsoon