The wait of Delhiites will finally end on Saturday. The capital is about to blossom with the drizzle of monsoon. This would mean relief from the scorching heat. Monsoon is expected to arrive in the national capital Delhi on Saturday after a delay of 13 days. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) gave this information on Friday.
According to IMD officials, 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.
conditions are favorable
“Conditions are favorable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon into Delhi, remaining parts of West Uttar Pradesh and some more parts of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan during next 24 hours,” the IMD said. Due to this, light to moderate rain is expected in Delhi and its adjoining areas during the next five to six days.
When was the delay?
According to Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD’s Regional Forecasting Centre, earlier in 2012, the monsoon had reached Delhi on July 7. At the same time, in 2006, the monsoon had knocked in the capital on July 9.
Why was there 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 intermittently.
What was the prediction earlier?
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.
Light rain in Delhi on Thursday
IMD scientist Charan Singh said that there was light rain in Delhi on Thursday. According to the analysis, on July 11, 12 and 13, there will be heavy rainfall in the northwest regions of the country. Monsoon will reach Delhi-NCR in the next 24 hours.