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Monsoon rainfall since June has been 14% more than what is normal for this time of the year
Onset of Monsoon
- The four-month southwest monsoon season, which brings as much as 70 per cent of the country’s annual rainfall, officially begins on June 1, with the onset over Kerala, and ends on September 30.
- It takes about a month and half after onset on the Kerala coast to cover the entire country, and about a month, beginning from the north western parts of the country on Sept. 1 to withdraw completely.