According to the most recent weather update, it's likely that the southwest monsoon will be late arriving in India this year, missing the weather bureau's June 1 prediction. Although initial forecasts indicated that the monsoon would be slightly delayed in reaching the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, expectations remained upbeat that it would quickly progress to India's shores.
However, very strong anti-cyclonic winds over the Arabian Sea have caused the monsoon to be stuck along the Maldives-Colombo alignment for a few days now. The winds have to change to a southeasterly direction in order for it to start moving.
Once the monsoon has reached Sri Lanka, normally it takes another five days to get to the coast of Kerala, in India.
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