Monsoons are a welcome seasonal change in India and lists of 'Best Indian Cities To Visit During The Rains' top the trend charts around this time. But this year, the monsoons have had a slow onset in many parts of India, which has sparked a series of reactions on social media. After a scorching summer and a long period of anticipation in Kerala, residents were only recently blessed with showers. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) the southwest monsoon arrived in Kerala on June 8, four days later than the original forecast date and nearly a week after its 'normal' onset date of June 1. Many took to Twitter to share their relief and excitement at finally experiencing the first rains of the year.
One user tweeted ' Finally after eluding for two days, she arrives with a vengeance. #MonsoonInKerala' while another posted, 'It's officially here #Monsoon #MonsoonInKerala'
Piravom 109mm, Chalakudy-100mm— sel (@Selwyyyyn) June 8, 2023
Aluva-89mm Kozhikode -74mm, ponnani-75mm ,Punalur- 60mm#Monsoon2023 is here finally as #monsoon conditions have established over #kerala confirmed by @IMDWeather@Indiametdept
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& with that , Monsoon Travellers be like 🎉🎉 pic.twitter.com/ryZOJtZS4E
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The IMD confirmed, yesterday, that the "Southwest Monsoon has advanced into remaining parts of south Arabian Sea and some parts of central Arabian Sea, entire Lakshadweep area, most parts of Kerala, most parts of south Tamil Nadu, remaining parts of Comorin area, Gulf of Mannar and some more parts of southwest, central and northeast Bay of Bengal,"
While it is that time of the year to take in the earthy aroma of the soil as cool showers hit the land, residents in many other parts of the country patiently await their turn to be freed from the unbearable summer heat. Some Mumbaikars have gone the extra mile and have attempted to either manifest the rains or appease the rain Gods with their tweets. While the IMD forecasts rain or thundershowers in parts of Mumbai "towards afternoon or evening." it has also issued warnings of a Cyclonic storm Biparjoy that could cause heavy rain and strong winds in coastal areas of Karnataka, Goa, and Maharashtra which is likely to impact the arrival of the monsoon in Mumbai. Unperturbed, it may seem, many of the city's dwellers are hopeful and eagerly await the rains.
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