Early torrential rains precede monsoons in India and Sri Lanka

The official monsoon season is not due for several more weeks, but torrential rains and flooding have already hit Sri Lanka and southern India. Some parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu are now threatened by a possible tropical storm in the next few days. Hambantota in Sri Lanka and Tiruchchirapalli in Tamil Nadu have been heavily affected. Travellers should monitor local weather reports, if available and be aware of possible flooding.