However, it is expected to reach New Delhi on July 1 and Jaisalmer by July 12. It is likely to reach Kolkata by June 10 and Mumbai by June 12.

The Southwest Monsoon will arrive over Andaman and Nicobar Islands between May 18 and 20. "It is likely to reach Kerala between May 28 and May 30. Thereafter, it will cover other parts of the country. Present weather conditions are indicating a promising beginning of Monsoon 2016 which is likely to usher in with a bang," Skymet said.

The normal monsoon onset date is June 1 when it reaches Kerala. Monsoon reaching a tad early is expected to provide relief to many parts of country which are reeling under severe heat wave and drought conditions.

The India Meteorological Department, as well as Skymet, have made a forecast of "above normal" monsoon this year.  

The meteorological department had also predicted that there will be a fair distribution of more than normal rainfall throughout the country. However, North East and South East regions are expected to witness comparatively less rain thereby depriving states like Tamil Nadu of their share of nature's blessing.  

Marathwada region of Maharashtra, which has been in the news for being one of the worst-hit drought areas, is likely to find relief from its water troubles in the coming monsoon season.

Agricultural Minister was quick to react on the forecast and said that steps should be taken to optimise the benefits of the above normal monsoon, as predicted by the Met Department, by mobilising necessary good quality seed resources and soil nutrients.

"We should initiate immediate action to prepare a Good Weather Code which will help us optimise the benefits of good rainfall," official said in a statement. Sugarcane and edible oil production are slated to flourish this year, resulting in further financial profit.

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