Thiruvananthapuram, May 30: After deep depression was reported in the Bay of Bengal, the Monsoon in the southern state of Kerala is likely to hit today. The reports have it that the deep depression in the Bay of Bengal can also cause “severe cyclonic storm” on May 30 night in Kerala, the MeT department said. The state of Kerala has received a good pre-monsoon shower in the last weeks of May as the southwest monsoon arrived near to the Indian peninsula. The MeT department said that conditions are favourable for the Monsoon to hit Kerala by May 30, 2017, marking the onset of monsoon in the state. India Meteorological Department (IMD) Director General KJ Ramesh said the deep depression in the Bay of Bengal would help in the advancement of monsoon over Kerala and also over the Northeast India.Also Read - Several States Likely to Receive Heavy Rain Tomorrow, IMD Issues Orange Alert For Kerala
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials also said on Cyclone Mora is likely to cross the Bangladesh coast on May 30 and was expected to cause an onset of monsoon over Kerala as well as northeast India. “One of the criteria for the onset of monsoon has almost been satisfied on Monday as 78% of the 14 weather stations across Kerala and coastal Karnataka recorded 2.5mm rainfall on Monday. We expect widespread rainfall here on Tuesday too, with the other two criteria expected to be satisfied on May 30,” the official said. “The cyclonic storm Mora is expected to cross the north-eastern states on May 30, giving them rainfall on its way. We, therefore, expect a simultaneous onset of monsoon over most parts of north-eastern states,” the official said. (Also Read: Cyclone Mora named by Thailand; this is how cyclones are named) Also Read - Uttarkhand Rains: Railway Route Connecting Kathgodam Washed Away Amid Torrential Downpour| Watch
“Conditions are favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into some parts of southeast Arabian Sea, Maldives area, some more parts of Comorin area, southwest Bay of Bengal and east central Bay of Bengal, remaining parts of southeast Bay of Bengal and some parts of west central and northeast Bay of Bengal during the next 24 hours. With the strengthening of westerlies and likely northward shift of the shear zone, conditions are also becoming favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon and its setting in over Kerala and parts of northeastern states around May 30-31,” the IMD said. (Also Read: May 30 Weather forecast for Maharashtra, West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, other states of India) Also Read - Uttarakhand Rains: Death Toll Rises To 34; Electricity Cut, Tourists Stranded After 48 Hours of Downpour | 10 Points
The deep depression in the Bay of Bengal will also bring heavy to very heavy rainfall in Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, the IMD said.
In Kerala, Mavelikkara (Alappuzha) and Vaikom (Kottayam) received nearly 6 centimetres of rainfall, while Kochi witnessed 5 centimetres rainfall. Enamackel and Irinjalakuda (Thrissur) besides Quilandy (Kozhikode) received 3 centimetres of rainfall. Thiruvananthapuram city, Minicoy and Peermade (Idukki) each received o1 centimetres of rain on Monday. IMD Thiruvananthapuram Director S Sudevan said, “Present meteorological analysis indicate that conditions are favourable for the onset of south-west monsoon in Kerala in the next 24 hours.”