As predicted by Skymet Weather, pre-Monsoon rains became subdued over Kerala with most of the stations witnessing dry weather conditions and only a few pockets receiving some showers.
The reason for the reduction in the pre-Monsoon activities over Kerala can be associated with the Cycone Mekunu in the Arabian Sea that has been taking away moisture.
The month of May has been a rain surplus month so far and that too by a big margin for the state. However, back to back cyclonic storms kept influencing the wind pattern, thereby reducing the rains which became patchy.
The first two weeks of May for Kerala ended on a surplus note, with the first week recording a whopping 89% of surplus rains and the second week ending with a 49% rainfall surplus note. However, this week saw the leanest period for the state with rainfall witnessing a reducing trend and becoming patchy in nature. This lean week for Kerala pull down the surplus, but it still remained on the excess side.