The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), today, predicted heavy rainfall over Kerala and coastal Karnataka in the next 24 hours. Notably, a low-pressure area has formed over Southeast and adjoining Lakshadweep and East-central Arabian sea.
This condition is expected to intensify into a depression over Southeast and adjoining East-central Arabian sea during the next 48 hours. The low-pressure situation is likely to move north-northwestwards and intensify further into a cyclonic storm during the subsequent 24 hours, stated the IMD.
After a delay of a week, the monsoon hit the Kerala coast on Saturday, marking the official commencement of the four-month rainfall season in the country. “Monsoon has made an onset over Kerala today (June 8),” said India Meteorological Department’s Director General-designate Mrutyunjay Mohapatra.