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Kasaragod: South-west monsoon intensified in northern Kerala by recording heavy rainfall in Kannur, Kasaragod and Malappuram for the past three days.
Vellarikundu in Kasaragod received 125 millimetre of downpour, which was the highest recorded rainfall on Saturday. Other regions in Kasaragod, including Uppala (115 mm), Manjeswaram (114.6 mm), Paika (110 mm) and Muliyar (109 mm) also experienced incessant rains. On Sunday, Kottiyooor in Kannur received maximum rainfall (197 mm), followed by Aralam (145 mm).
The South-west monsoon spread across Rajasthan on Saturday, by completing its progress in the nation, which commenced from Kerala on May 29. Usually the monsoon spread across the entire nation within 38 days. However, this year, its cycle completed six days earlier.
The cyclonic circulation reported over southern Jharkhand is expected to emerge as a low pressure zone. As a result, south western wind may intensify in the Arabian sea leading to torrential rainfall in Kerala for the next 5 days, forecasted India Meteorological Department.