The South-west monsoon, which brings seasonal rain to the Indian subcontinent, hit Kerala and the North East on Tuesday, two days before its normal onset date.
PTI reported Director General of the India Meteorological Department K J Ramesh as saying that monsoon had also hit the North East, thanks to Cyclone Mora, which aided the advancement of the seasonal rainfall.
The normal onset date for monsoon to hit the Kerala coast, which marks its official arrival in the country, is 1 June.
People in Kerala took to Twitter and Instagram and shared photos of the first day of rain in the state. Here are some of them:
Trivandrum: Monsoon rains arrived in Kerala in line with forecast pic.twitter.com/S7c0A0MZTA— ANI (@ANI_news) May 30, 2017
(With PTI inputs)
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