The south-west monsoon which hits India in June is the most important weather phenomena affecting everything in India. The monsoon hits the coast of Kerala in the first week of June and “moves up north”:http://www.mapsofindia.com/maps/india/southwestmonsoon.htm, bringing rains all over India.
“Monsoon seen below normal, to arrive on June 1”:http://www.rediff.com/money/2003/apr/16monsoon.htm
bq. It (the monsoon) is expected to be 96 per cent of the long-period average which falls into the below normal category,” R R Kelkar, director general of the India Meteorological Department told a news conference. “The drought parameter is below 90 per cent
This year I will be in the Kerala coast when the monsoon hits. If you are interested in the rains and how it affects India, the best book to read is “Chasing The Monsoon”:http://www.mouthshut.com/readreview/32071-1.html by Alexander Frater