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South West monsoon active over Kerala


Thiruvananthapuram: South West monsoon, which hit Kerala last week, has been active over the state with rainfall occurring at most places and at many areas in Lakshadweep today.

A meteorological centre bulletin here warned of strong onshore winds of 45-55 kmph speed along and off Kerala coast and over Lakshadweep during the next 24 hours.

“Strong onshore winds from southwesterly direction with speeds occasionally reaching 45-55 kmph are likely along and off Kerala coast and over Lakshadweep area during the next 24 hours,” the bulletin said.

Heavy rainfall has been predicted at isolated places in Kerala till June 14.

Ponnani in Malappuram district received the highest amount of rainfall of 11 cm.

Taliparamba (Kannur district) received 10 cm while Hosdurg (Kasaragod district), Cheruthazham (Kannur district), Enamackel (Thrissur district) received 9 cm each, the bulletin added.