According to the Meteorological department, the monsoon is on schedule and is expected to hit Kerala in the next 24 hours, as the whole Kerala is waiting for.
A statement by the Indian Meteorological Department said, "Conditions are favourable for the onset of southwest monsoon over Kerala and its further advance into some more parts of south Arabian sea, remaining parts of Maldives - Comorin area, some parts of Tamil Nadu and some more parts of Bay of Bengal during the next 24 hours, Conditions are also favourable for the advance of southwest monsoon into some parts of northeastern states during the next 48 hours,"
As per the Met department forecast states the monsoon is expected to hit Kerala by 5th June.
Also, they said that the thunderstorms have been observed over Odisha, Assam, Konkan and Goa, coastal Karnataka and south Kerala.
To give disappoint to the farming community, the new research said that, after four years of normal and above-normal monsoon, India is expected to have below normal monsoon this year with rainfall projected to be around 95 per cent. The reason of this may be El-Nino effect, which is generally associated with the warming of ocean water, said the officials in the weather department.
On Tuesday, in a second bi-monthly monetary policy statement, the RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said, "Lead indicators point to continuing sluggishness in domestic economic activity in the first quarter of 2014-15. The outlook for agriculture is clouded by the meteorological department's forecasts of a delay in the onset of the south-west monsoon with a 60 per cent chance of the occurrence of El Nino."