Its Raining in Kerala Before the Monsoon Arrival Date

Published on: 08 May, 2013
Published under: General Kerala News, Kerala Weather News

8 May 2013

Kerala after a long wait and drought is seeing rain showers these days three weeks ahead of the normal date of the onset of monsoon. Satellite images on Tuesday showed the formation of convective rainclouds over southeast Arabian Sea, the Comorin area and also southwest Bay of Bengal. The India Meteorological Department (IMD), in its bulletin for the day, said that an upper air cyclonic circulation extending high up to mid-troposphere lay over the south Bay of Bengal. This system could evolve into a low pressure area over the same region during the next 48 years, according to the IMD.

In its bulletin, the IMD has forecast the possibility of rain or thundershowers at a few places in Kerala during the next three days. During the 24 hours ending at 8.30 a.m. on Tuesday, Vaikom received 6 cm of rainfall, Konni 5 cm and places such as Alappuzha, Varkala and Kanjirappally 4 cm each. Nedumangad, Thiruvananthapuram Airport, Kozha, Punalur and Cherthala received 3 cm of rainfall each and Aryankavu and Chengannur recorded 2 cm each.

According to the director of Thiruvananthapuram Meteorology Centre, K. Santhosh, these were associated with the atmospheric instability caused by the formation of a dense and towering column of rainclouds over a place.

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