According to the Meteorological Department, the monsoon will knock in the whole of North India including Delhi from Saturday.
New Delhi : The wait for the monsoon in North India is finally over and people will get relief from the scorching heat and the temperature will drop due to rain in most areas of UP, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan including the capital city.
According to the Meteorological Department, the monsoon in the capital Delhi is reaching the maximum delay of 13 days after 15 years. Usually on 27th June, monsoon soaks Delhi.
Kuldeep Srivastava, head of the Regional Forecasting Center of the Meteorological Department, said, conditions are favorable and monsoon rains will start in many parts of western Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan in the next 48 hours. For the next five days, there is a forecast of moderate to heavy rains over the entire region.
Reached Delhi on July 9 in 2006
Srivastava said that earlier in 2006, the monsoon had reached Delhi on July 9 with a delay of 12 days. However, even in 2012, it started raining in Delhi only on July 7. Monsoon rains started in 2002 on 19th July. The biggest delay ever recorded was in 1987 when the monsoon reached Delhi on 26 July.
There is a delay of 14 days in Central and North India, but the wait for the monsoon is over. The Meteorological Department had predicted that in the next 24 hours, Monsoon may knock over North and Northwest India, which will end the pause on the arrival of Monsoon.
Information on Monsoon Conditions
Regarding the related development of monsoon, senior officials of IMD, Ministry of Earth Sciences have informed a Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology on the status of monsoon in India.
According to this, for the last 10 days or more, the monsoon had stopped after the trough moved near the Terai and its expansion went into balance, but now it is likely to move forward, due to less rain, Out of 694 districts, only 28 districts have been hit by more or less rainfall so far.
Not only this, India has received six per cent less monsoon rains so far this time. This is 229.7 mm of rain against the normal of 243.6 mm. Monsoon activities were suspended from the third week of June due to the shifting of the trough.
IMD has said that it is a matter of relief that conditions are becoming favorable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon into remaining parts of the country during 12th and 13.