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After witnessing slight lull, the conditions seemed favourable for the onset of the Southwest Monsoon over Kerala on Thursday, delayed by at least eight days from the normal date. Heavy rains have been lashing Kerala, coastal Karnataka and parts of coastal Andhra Pradesh indicating that the monsoon might not miss the date.

Visakhapatnam: After witnessing slight lull, the conditions seemed favourable for the onset of the Southwest Monsoon over Kerala on Thursday, delayed by at least eight days from the normal date. Heavy rains have been lashing Kerala, coastal Karnataka and parts of coastal Andhra Pradesh indicating that the monsoon might not miss the date.

The rains can be attributed to the two cyclonic circulations marked on the rather side of Peninsular India. The cyclonic circulation continues to persist in the Arabian Sea off the Coastal Karnataka and has been primarily responsible for the ongoing rains. Further, the system is likely to get more marked.

While, another circulation is prevailing over the Coastal Andhra Pradesh, according to IMD officials, whenever two circulations exist in such close proximity, they both start complementing each other.

This has led to strengthening of the Monsoon surge over the region, resulting in intensification of rains over the region. The private weather forecaster Skymet strongly advocated that the Monsoon has already arrived over Kerala. However, a formal announcement is yet to be made by the nodal agency IMD.

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