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Monsoon Has Covered Entire Country, Says IMD

The southwest monsoon had its onset over Kerala on 29 May, three days ahead of the normal date of 1 June

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Southwest monsoon has covered the entire country as it brought seasonal rains to Gujarat and Rajasthan, the India Meteorological Department said on Saturday.

"Southwest monsoon has covered the entire country on Saturday, six days before the normal date of 8 July," the weather office said.

The southwest monsoon had its onset over Kerala on 29 May, three days ahead of the normal date of  1 June. 

However, the progress of southwest monsoon, crucial to the farm-based economy, has been sluggish with the country reporting rainfall deficit of eight per cent.

Weather scientists expect the monsoon to pick up pace in the coming months and have predicted well distributed rainfall in July.

(PTI)


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