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Southwest Monsoon Likely To Reach Delhi Next Week, Two Weeks Early


The monsoon usually hits Delhi between June 27 and June 29 (File)

New Delhi:

The southwest monsoon is prone to attain Delhi by June 14 – virtually two weeks forward of schedule, having already superior into components of the north Arabian Sea, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) mentioned Friday.

It has additionally superior into most northern components of the Bay of Bengal and Bengal, the IMD mentioned.

Delhi used to get its share of monsoon rains from June 29 until the IMD revised the date to June 27.

“Southwest monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of north Arabian Sea and some more parts of south Gujarat, south Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh regions, and most parts of north Bay of Bengal and more parts of Bengal today,” the IMD tweeted.

Experts say a low-pressure space that has fashioned within the northwest a part of the Bay of Bengal – in an space adjoining the Odisha and Gangetic Bengal coasts – might have accelerated the monsoon.

Under the affect of that low-pressure space, the IMD mentioned, most japanese components of the nation, and adjoining areas in central India, have been prone to witness pretty widespread rainfall beginning at this time.

The low-pressure space is prone to develop into marked over the subsequent 24 hours and transfer west-northeast throughout Odisha.

The monsoon reached India barely later than regular – it arrived in Kerala on June 3, two days later than traditional – however has raced throughout the nation since then.

On Wednesday (and a day forward of schedule) it hit Mumbai, bringing with it heavy rains resulting in flooded roads and subways, and disruption in visitors and practice providers within the metropolis and close by areas.

The monsoon this 12 months could also be shifting sooner than anticipated, but it surely nonetheless packs a punch.

India recorded over 20 per cent extra rainfall between June 1 and 9, official information indicated.

Rainfall in May was additionally excessive – the second-highest for that month in 121 years. That determine was seemingly boosted by Cyclone Tauktae, which swept previous the nation’s western coast final month.

With enter from PTI



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