India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that Southwest Monsoon has set in over Kerala today against the normal date of 1st June.
In a statement, the IMD said that the conditions are favourable for further advance of Southwest monsoon into some more parts of central Arabian Sea, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and southwest, Central and northeast Bay of Bengal in the next 48 hours.
The weather agency said during the past 24 hours, clouding has increased over Southeast Arabian sea with westerly winds over Southeast Arabian sea extends upto middle tropospheric levels.
Over the very severe cyclonic storm Biparjoy the east-central Arabian Sea moved nearly northwards with a speed of 5 kmph.
IMD said it would intensify further gradually during next 24 hours and move nearly north northwestwards during next 3 days.