Monsoon is weak in Kerala this yearKerala is the State which get maximum rainfall generally (3000 mm), but this year so far there is a high shortage. The South- West monsoon generally start from the first week of June every year. Now it is almost one and a half months since that time. Rain is yet to come. Only two or three days during this period Kerala got rain. Even that has not covered the whole of Kerala.
If this trend continues the State will face very high shortage of water, which not only affects drinking water, also will affect agriculture and electricity production. Power cut is a common phenomenon here. Already the concerned minister has cautioned about this.
Let us hope the monsoon will be coming soon. The meteorologists attribute the shortage of monsoon to the occurrence of El-Nino, a natural phenomenon which cause temperature rise above the sea surface.