The Southwest monsoon is likely to reach Kerala on the 27th of this month, five days earlier than its normal date of onset on June 1. India Meteorological Department (IMD) attributes the early onset of monsoon over Kerala to the influence of the remnants of cyclone Asani. 

In 2009, the southwest monsoon reached Kerala on 23rd May. IMD said advancement of Monsoon into some more parts of South and Central Bay of Bengal and some parts of South  Arabian Sea likely during next two days. 

Meanwhile, In Tamil Nadu, a flood alert has been issued in five northern districts that are situated along the River Tenpennaiyaar. The catchment areas of the Krishnagiri Dam is witnessing continuous rain for the past many days. It has led the Krishnagiri Dam brimming to the full, as the water level has almost reached its maximum height of 52


The surplus water is being let into the River Tenpennaiyaar, which crisscrosses four other districts like Dharmapuri, Tiruvannamalai, Villupuram, and Cuddalore Krishnagiri. The collectors of the districts have been asked to issue flood alerts to the people living in areas close to the river. Another dam in Krishnagiri district called Kelavarapalli Reservoir is also fast reaching its full level.

Meanwhile, heavy floods in the River Palar in Tirupattur district adjoining Andhra Pradesh led to the collapse of a major causeway connecting two key towns of Ambur and Gudiyatham in the district.  

The inflow into the Stanley Reservoir at Mettur has also gone up significantly due to rain in the catchment areas of River Cauvery, leading to rise in the level of water. It has made the farmers in the Delta region happy.

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