NEW DELHI: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday said the monsoon will hit the Kerala coast on June 6.
"This year, the statistical model forecast suggests that the monsoon onset over Kerala is likely to be slightly delayed. The southwest monsoon onset is likely to set over Kerala on 6th June with a model error of plus or minus 4 days," the IMD said.
The normal onset date for monsoon over Kerala is June 1, which also marks the start of the four-month rainfall season.
"Conditions are becoming favourable for the advance of southwest monsoon over the southern part of Andaman Sea, Nicobar Islands and adjoining the southeast Bay of Bengal during May 18-19," the IMD said.
On Tuesday, private weather agency Skymet had said the monsoon would hit the Kerala coast on June 4.
With inputs from PTI