Southwest Monsoon Likely To Hit Kerala In Next Two Days: IMD

06/06/2016 11:37 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST
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KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL, INDIA - 2016/05/23: Kolkata witnessed good rains during the second half of the day after a hot and humid afternoon. Met department informs that 51mm of rain was recorded in Kolkata this evening. Few streets are water logged due this heavy rain. (Photo by Saikat Paul/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The much-awaited southwest monsoon is expected to hit the Kerala coast in next two days.

However, there is going to be "no significant" change in the temperatures in northwest India for the next five days, which is reeling under intense heat.

"Conditions continue to remain favourable for the onset of southwest monsoon over Kerala in next 48 hours," the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said today.

The IMD had earlier said that monsoon should hit the Kerala coast on June 7, with an error margin of plus or minus four days.

The MeT department has also predicted "heavy to very heavy rains" in coastal Karnataka and Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh, south interior Karnataka and Lakshadweep.

Thunderstorms accompanied with squall are very likely at isolated places over Telangana and north interior Karnataka.

"Heavy to very heavy rains are also likely at isolated places over sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura," it said.

However, heatwave conditions are "very likely" to prevail over isolated places in Rajasthan and west and east Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, south Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.

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