Monsoons arrive on time: to enter Bengal within next few days 

The monsoons have arrived in India on schedule. With the advent of the south-west monsoons in Kerala, the official rainy season has begun in India. According to Mrityunjoy Mahapatra, the Director General of Indian Meteorological Department, the onset of monsoons in India has already begun in Kerala and will continue for the next four months with 75 per cent of the rainfall taking place between June and September. The Met department had earlier predicted normal rainfall this year.

The Alipore Met office said that Howrah, Hooghly, North and South 24 Parganas, East Burdwan districts in West Bengal will get rainfall in the next few days. There will be rains in south Bengal along with thunderstorms in the coming weekend.

According to Mausam Bhawan, the monsoons will enter north Bengal in last few days of the first week of June, and by the second week, south Bengal will experience the monsoons.

Meanwhile, a cyclonic storm has been formed in the Arabian Sea and is proceeding towards the west coast of India and may hit Maharashtra and Gujarat with a wind speed of nearly 105-115 km/hr. The storm will bring rainfall to the west coast of the country especially in Lakshadweep, Kerala and few coastal areas of Karnataka. The western coast is expected to receive heavy rainfall till Thursday.

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