In Kerala, the hot season has begun. The sidereal month of Aquarius or Kumbha started on 13th Feb and Kerala is about to reel under a heat wave. Last year the death from sunstrokes was > 100 !
On 19th, Chathayam or Sathabhisha Njattuvela started and so we are ready for a hot phase. Kumbha Choodu and Meena Choodu are famous, as the earth becomes scorched due to lack of rains.
Some summer rains can come, but they cannot sustain ! Till Edava Pathi or the Half of Taurus, we cannot expect major rains ! So a very hot season indicated till Vrishabha or Taurus !