Monsoon hits kerala

May 29, 03:36 PM

The Monsson is here and it is the one time of the year that even business news turns into a fairly detailed weather forecast. Of course, largely because India is still, for the most part, an agrarian economy, especially in terms of employment. A good monsoon is generally good news for markets in India. And for politics. Governments are known to have crumbled because of droughts following below average monsoons.

Anyway, back to the rains. The Southwest Monsoon hit Kerala, marking the arrival of the rainy season in the country. The private weather forecaster Skymet said the Monsoon would hit the Kerala coast on May 28. However, the India Meteorological Department, in its morning bulletin, declared that the Monsoon would hit Kerala in the next 24 hours.