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Monsoon in Kerala
Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Monsoon \Mon*soon"\, n. [Malay m[=u]sim, fr. Ar. mausim a time,
season: cf. F. monson, mousson, Sr. monzon, Pg. mon[,c][~a]o,
A wind blowing part of the year from one direction,
alternating with a wind from the opposite direction; -- a
term applied particularly to periodical winds of the Indian
Ocean, which blow from the southwest from the latter part of
May to the middle of September, and from the northeast from
about the middle of October to the middle of December.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced that the southwest monsoon would break over the Kerala coast on May 29, with a model error of four days.