This Article is From Jun 25, 2020

Monsoon Arrives In Delhi, Heavy Rain In Several Areas

Monsoon 2020: The met department said monsoon has officially arrived in Delhi and the neighbouring areas

Monsoon Arrives In Delhi, Heavy Rain In Several Areas

Delhi weather forecast: The IMD has said that monsoon has arrived in Delhi

New Delhi:

Monsoon has arrived in Delhi, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced today, as heavy rain brought relief to the city after days of sweltering heat. Monsoon has covered Haryana,  Uttar Pradesh, most parts of Punjab and parts of Rajasthan, according to the weather office. The met department also predicted heavy rainfall at some places in the capital.

"Southwest monsoon further advances over some more parts of west Rajasthan, east Rajasthan, eastern part of Haryana, Delhi, entire UP, most parts of Punjab and some parts of Haryana today," Kuldeep Srivastava, Regional Weather Forecasting Centre in Delhi told news agency ANI, adding that the northern limit of the monsoon is passing through Nagor, Alwar, Delhi, Karnal and Ferozepur. 

There will be fairly widespread rainfall in eastern UP in the next four to five days. Heavy rain has also been predicted in parts of the Western Himalayan region on June today and tomorrow, the met department said.

Delhi saw cloudy skies and light rainfall on Wednesday. The maximum temperature in the city hovered around 35 degrees Celsius, three notches below the normal, but the heat was unusual because of high humidity.

Usually, monsoon reaches Delhi around June 27. Weather experts say the earlier than usual arrival of the monsoon in the capital is due to a cyclonic circulation, which moved towards southwest Uttar Pradesh on June 19 and 20, creating favourable conditions.

Monsoon is active in the southern states. There is a heavy rain forecast for the next five days in the  states. On Friday and Saturday, extremely heavy rainfall is likely in Kerala according to the IMD.