Monsoon tracker: Southwest monsoon arrives in Kerala; heatwave likely in these states. Details here
IMD has declared the onset of monsoon in Kerala a week later than usual. Heatwave conditions are predicted in Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh, with Jharkhand predicted to continue until June 12.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) declared the onset of monsoon onset over Kerala on Thursday, a week later than it normally does. “The southwest monsoon has set in over Kerala today, June 8," the weather office said in an official statement. Conditions are favourable for the monsoon to advance into the central Arabian Sea and some parts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka states, the IMD said.