The thirst of Delhi, which is drying up due to heat, is about to quench. Monsoon is likely to hit the national capital anytime on Sunday. ‘Heavy to very heavy’ rain is likely here. Apart from Delhi, ‘heavy to very heavy’ rains may occur at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Madhya Maharashtra, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Coastal and South Karnataka. ‘Heavy to very heavy rain’ means rainfall ranging from 64.5 mm to 204.4 mm in 24 hours. India Meteorological Sciences (IMD) has given this information.
IMD has stated that this is the first time in the last 15 years that the monsoon will arrive in Delhi so late. Generally, the date of arrival of monsoon in Delhi is considered to be June 27. After that it covers the whole country.
conditions are favorable
IMD has informed that conditions are favorable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon. Humidity has increased at ground level. Due to this, rain is expected in Delhi and its surrounding areas soon.
When was the delay before this?
Earlier in 2012, Monsoon had reached Delhi on 7th July. At the same time, in 2006, the monsoon had knocked in the capital on July 9. The Meteorological Department had predicted two days ago that the monsoon may knock in the capital around July 10. From July 9 it will be cloudy and there will be light rain. Light rain fell on the night of July 9, but it was sunny on Saturday.
What is the reason for the delay?
After reaching Kerala late by two days, Monsoon had already reached parts of East, Central and North-West of the country 10 days ago. But, after that the conditions were not favorable for it to move forward. The monsoon weakened and started moving forward.
predictions proved to be wrong
The Meteorological Department had earlier said that the monsoon will knock in the capital on June 15, 12 days before its scheduled time. Since the start of the monsoon season on June 1, Delhi has received 44.1 mm of rain, which is 58 per cent less than the normal of 104.2 mm.
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