Tag: IMD

May 30

Skymet casts doubts over IMD’s announcement of monsoons arrival; met office stands by forecast

Private weather forecaster Skymet on Monday questioned the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) announcement that the southwest monsoon arrived in Kerala on Sunday, three days ahead of the “normal” date. “Declaring monsoon based on single day observations amounts to gross violation of standards, never attempted in the past,” Skymet said. Going by what it called “specified objective […]
May 27

Monsoon to hit Kerala coast in 2-3 days: IMD

The southwest monsoon is likely to hit the Kerala coast in two to three days marking the start of the three-month season of rainfall across the subcontinent, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast on Friday. “There is an increase in cloudiness over Kerala coast and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea. Hence, conditions are becoming favourable for […]