Mumbai: India’s annual monsoon rains, which hit the country’s mainland on Saturday, has lost pace and there has been no advancement for the last two days, the weather deparment said on its website on Wednesday.
Till 25 May, the southwest monsoon advanced over entire Kerala and Tamil Nadu, parts of coastal Karnataka, entire northeastern states, and most parts of West Bengal, the Indian Meteorological Department said.
“There is no further advance of monsoon till today, i.e. 27 May 2009,” the department said.
Monsoon reached the south-western state of Kerala on 23 May, ahead of the scheduled 1 June.
India’s June-September monsoon rains are a major influence on the farm-dependent economy as two-thirds of Indians live in villages.