The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said Delhi and its adjoining areas in northwest India will have to wait for at least another week for the first monsoon rains. According to this, Southwest Monsoon is continuing to pass through Barmer, Bhilwara, Dholpur, Aligarh, Meerut, Ambala and Amritsar.
“In view of the prevailing weather conditions, broad-scale atmospheric features and wind forecast indicate that during the next seven days of Southwest Monsoon, rest parts of Rajasthan, West Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Conditions are not likely to be favorable for further progress in Delhi and Punjab.
Monsoon stopped after reaching Meerut near Delhi, strong winds blocked the way
The department said light rain is likely to occur over north-west, central and western parts of peninsular India during the next five days. Earlier, the Meteorological Department had predicted that the monsoon could reach Delhi by June 15, 12 days before its scheduled time. Normally the monsoon reaches Delhi by June 27, while by July 8, monsoon rains start to occur across the country.
Meanwhile, light rain lashed East and South Delhi on Saturday evening, bringing respite to the national capital after a humid day. The India Meteorological Department had predicted light rain or drizzle during the day. The minimum temperature in the national capital on Saturday morning was recorded at 25.6 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season’s normal.
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