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Monsoon to hit Delhi-NCR likely by THIS date, check IMD's latest weather update

North India is in a desperate wait for monsoon this fall amid a record-breaking heatwave which has gripped the region. On average, the maximum daily temperature is hovering around 44-45 degree celsius.

Edited By: Shashwat Bhandari @ShashBhandari New Delhi Updated on: June 20, 2024 14:22 IST
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Delhi Weather Update: As north India desperately wait for rains amid a scorching heatwave which has been continuing for weeks now in the region, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that monsoon in Delhi-NCR is likely to arrive by June 30. The region is also expected to receive light rainfall on Wednesday (today)  accompanied by thunderstorms and dust storms, it said.

According to the IMD, "Light to moderate intensity rain and winds would occur over and adjoining areas of few places of North Delhi, North-East Delhi, North-West Delhi, West Delhi, Central-Delhi, NCR (Loni Dehat, Hindon Air Force Station, Bahadurgarh, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Chhapraula) Sonipat, Rohtak, Kharkhoda (Haryana) Bagpat, Khekra, Modinagar, Pilakhua (U.P.) during next 2 hours."

In another update, the IMD said that there is a possibility of light to moderate rainfall at a few places accompanied with isolated thunderstorms & lightning/gusty winds likely over West Assam & Meghalaya, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar, East Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, East Vidarbha, East Telangana & adjoining North Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Lakshdweep, South Gujarat, North Konkan, Goa and Karnataka during next 3 hours: India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The south-west monsoon, which has slowed down after hitting Mumbai, is gathering pace and is expected to progress further by June 21-22, an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday. The progress of the monsoon will provide a much-needed relief to north India, which is reeling under an intense heatwave.

"Monsoon activity was weak after it hit Mumbai, but it is slowly turning moderate. It will strengthen by June 21-22 and coastal Maharashtra is likely to receive good rainfall. Central Maharashtra, including Marathwada, will receive light to moderate rainfall during this time," Sunil Kamble, Head of the Regional Meteorological Department (IMD), Mumbai, said.

Several parts of Mumbai received showers on Wednesday morning, but it was insufficient to give respite from oppressive heat. Monsoon arrived in Mumbai on June 9, two days ahead of its normal schedule. Since then it made little progress and it is yet to cover parts of northern Maharashtra and Vidarbha.

India has received 20 per cent less rainfall since the start of the monsoon period on June 1, with the rain-bearing system making no significant progress between June 12 and 18.

On Tuesday the IMD said that June will receive below-normal rainfall.

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