Monsoon hits Delhi today, North India will get relief soon
New Delhi: The heatwave continues in North India. On Saturday also people faced sultry heat, while some areas received rain due to easterly winds. These easterly winds have made conditions favorable for further advance of the much-awaited Southwest Monsoon. However, there is a possibility of rain in many areas of North India today i.e. on Sunday. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Southwest Monsoon is expected to reach parts of North India including Delhi, Haryana, and Punjab within the next 24 hours. Not only this, it will rain in Bihar and UP also today.
Monsoon did not knock in Delhi even on Saturday and now it is likely to reach the national capital within the next 24 hours. With a humid summer in Delhi, the maximum temperature was recorded at 39.8 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal. The Meteorological Department had said on Friday that the monsoon would arrive in the national capital on Saturday after a delay of 13 days. But now it is being said that today ie on Sunday, the monsoon will knock in Delhi. According to Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD’s Regional Forecasting Centre, this is the first time in the last 15 years that the monsoon is reaching Delhi so late.
The rain system in Bihar has weakened slightly in the last 24 hours. Because of this, meteorologists believe that there will be rain in the state in the next 24 to 48 hours, but its prevalence and intensity will not be much. Also, there will be less than normal rainfall in the state for the next five days. Darbhanga and Badhara received 50 mm of rain in the last 24 hours. Other parts of the state also received partly rain accompanied by thunderstorms but no heavy rain has been reported from anywhere. According to the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of light to moderate rain with thunderstorms in the next 24 hours at many places in Bihar. Based on the mathematical model, the Meteorological Department has forecast that till July 15, there will be less than normal rainfall in the state.