May 16, 2017 / 5:03 AM / 4 months ago

Monsoon rains to arrive on India's southern coast on May 30: government source

Beachgoers react to the camera while holding an umbrella as it drizzles at the Fort Kochi beach in the southern Indian city of Kochi June 6, 2014. REUTERS/Sivaram V.

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s monsoon rains are expected to arrive on the southern Kerala coast on May 30, two days ahead of schedule, a weather office source said on Tuesday.

India looks likely to receive higher monsoon rainfall than previously forecast as concern over the El Nino weather condition has eased, K.J. Ramesh, director general of the state-run India Meteorological Department, told Reuters last week.

Reporting by Mayank Bhardwaj; Editing by Malini Menon

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