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Monsoon yet to arrive, but it's raining in Kerala and Karnataka

Thiruvananthapuram/ Mangaluru: As Kerala awaits the onset of the southwest monsoon, the state continued to record scattered to heavy pre-monsoon showers on Thursday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) also predicted heavy rainfall, exceeding 7 cm, at isolated places till Saturday. Between March 1 and May 31, Kerala received 464.77 mm of rainfall, 22 per cent more than what is classified as normal. Seven districts recorded excess rainfall during the period. The southwest monsoon missed its original date of onset, on May 30, and according to the IMD, it is likely to hit Kerala around Friday. �Rainfall activity over Kerala has increased. Wind flow over the southeast Arabian Sea is also becoming favourable,� IMD director K Santhosh said. In Karnataka, though the IMD?predicted a delayed monsoon, most parts of Dakshina Kannada, including Mangaluru, Puttur and Sullia, received heavy rain on Thursday. Kundapura and Udupi,too, received heavy rain. In Kodagu district, Madikeri, Bhagamandala, Karike, Moornadu, Napoklu, Virajpet and Gonikoppal received good rain.

Updated : 5 Jun 2015 5:14 AM GMT
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