- The plains of North India are facing severe heat
- Meteorological Department said- rain will increase from July 8
- Southwest monsoon has not progressed beyond June 19: IMD
- Lightning likely to occur in Delhi today
It was a very hot day in the plains of North India on Sunday. At the same time, isolated areas of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan received light to moderate rain. The Meteorological Department has ruled out any progress in the monsoon in the region before July 7. Monsoon is yet to arrive in some areas of Delhi, Haryana, West Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and West Rajasthan. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that due to the weather conditions, conditions are not favorable for the progress of monsoon.
Rain will intensify from July 8
The IMD said that after good rains in the first two-and-a-half weeks of June, the southwest monsoon has not advanced beyond June 19. The Northern Limit of Southwest Monsoon (NLM) is currently passing through Aligarh, Meerut, Ambala and Amritsar. Earth Sciences Ministry Secretary M Rajeevan said on Sunday that the Southwest Monsoon is set to enter an active phase once again after a brief pause and forecast model indicates that rain-related activities will intensify from July 8.
How will the weather be in Delhi?
The maximum temperature in the national capital on Sunday was recorded at 39.8 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal. The Meteorological Department said that the minimum temperature in Delhi was 26.2 degrees Celsius, while the humidity level in the air was recorded at 68 percent. The Met Office said that there is a possibility of partly cloudy sky with thunder and lightning in Delhi on Monday. The minimum and maximum temperatures will be around 27 and 40 degree Celsius respectively.
According to the Meteorological Department in Chandigarh, Haryana’s Hisar recorded 40.6 degrees Celsius, two notches above the normal limit, while Narnaul and Bhiwani recorded maximum temperatures of 40.5 and 39.8 degrees Celsius, respectively. Ambala recorded a maximum temperature of 38.1 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal, while Karnal recorded a maximum temperature of 37 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal.
Fierce heat in Punjab-Haryana
Bathinda in Punjab recorded a maximum temperature of 41 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal. Patiala recorded a maximum temperature of 38.8 degrees Celsius, four notches above the normal at this time of the year. Amritsar recorded a maximum temperature of 38.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal, while Ludhiana recorded a maximum temperature of 36.6 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal. Chandigarh, the shared capital of the two states, recorded a maximum temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal.
Rain in many places in UP tomorrow
Rain and thundershower occurred in isolated parts of Uttar Pradesh. The Fatehgarh observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 42.2 degrees Celsius, the highest in the state. Rain was recorded in Bahraich, Sonbhadra, Lalitpur, Shahjahanpur, Ghazipur and Maharajganj. In Lucknow, the Meteorological Department has predicted rain and thundershowers at a few places in eastern Uttar Pradesh and at isolated places in the western part of the state on July 6.
Light rain occurred at some places in Rajasthan including the capital Jaipur. According to the Meteorological Department, Churu, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Jaipur and Vanasthali received 11 mm, 10.5 mm, 3 mm, 2.7 mm and 0.1 mm of rain since morning. Pilani was the hottest place in the state with the temperature reaching 41.6 degrees Celsius. After this, Sriganganagar recorded a temperature of 41.5 degree Celsius.