Monsoon touches Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Bhubaneswar: The much-awaited south-west monsoon finally touched some parts of Southeast Bay of Bengal, South Andaman Sea and Nicobar Islands today.

The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) is currently passing through latitude 5°N and longitude 80°E, 8°N and 87°E, Car Nicobar and 11°N and 99°E.

According to skymet weather, the arrival of the four-month long season has been slightly delayed by almost three days. Blame it all on Cyclone Sagar and Mekunu that had kept the Monsoon waiting till now.

The conditions for the advancement of the NLM are favourable over some more parts of South Arabian Sea, Comorin­Maldives areas, some more parts of South Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea and Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the next 24-48 hours.

The monsoon will take about 3-4 days from the current position to strike Kerala. The skymet predicts that the onset of monsoon in Kerala will be earlier than the expected date of June 1.

Source: Skymet weather

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