“Monsoon has set in in the southern part of State from today and the city and its surrounding areas are going to witness heavy rains in the next four days,” according to weather forecast by Dr. C. Govindaraju, Senior Farm Superintendent, Agricultural Meteorology Division of the Organic Farming Research Station in Naganahalli.

Dr. Govindaraju told SOM this morning that the weather will remain generally cloudy and the rains will occur with lightning, measuring 10 mm to 2 inches.

However, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD)forecast today, the southwest monsoon could arrive in Kerala in three to four days. The southwest monsoon normally sets in over Kerala around June 1 and advances northwards, usually in surges, covering the entire country by mid-July.

KRS water level

With Kodagu witnessing sporadic rainfall in the past two weeks, inflow into KRS is insignificant at 372 cusecs while the outflow is 1,105 cusecs. The reservoir level stands at 65.14 ft today, as against 72.75 ft this day last year, the maximum level being 124.80 ft.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore