Monsoon arrives on Kerala coast today, says Skymet: Monsoon rains, the Crop-nourishing, are all set to hit the Kerala coast in India’s southwest on Tuesday, a source from the weather office stated, in the earliest beginning of the rains since 2011, that can be boost agriculture in the world’s fastest growing major economy also.
Monsoon arrives on Kerala coast today, says Skymet; early rains expected to boost agriculture this year
The lifeblood, the monsoon, of the nation’s $2 trillion economy, delivers nearly 70 percent of rains that India needs to water farms and recharge reservoirs and aquifers. Nearly half of India’s farmland, without any irrigation cover, depends on annual June-September rains which grow a number of crops also.
The southwest monsoon also has been advancing well and that can cover some parts of Kerala on Tuesday, in line with the anticipation of the India Meteorological Department, a senior weather department official, who did not wish to be named as he was not authorized to speak with media he said so.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) states that the onset of monsoon rains can be predicted only after considering the rainfall and monsoon over a defined geographical area depending upon intensity, clouds and wind speed.
Skymet, India’s only private weather forecaster announced that monsoon hit Southern India’s Kerala coast yesterday. Rains lash Kerala, the state already lashed by controversial Nepah virus in recent times, usually face south coastal rains on June 1st. Timely rains promote proper planting of useful crops like rice and soyabeans among others.
According to weather official last month, India will receive an average annual rainfall and monsoon rains this year that is expected to augment India’s farming and economic growth.