Monsoon arrived in Delhi today, as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted light showers in parts of the national capital through the day. The MeT officials said that the monsoon has reached a few parts of North India, including east Rajasthan and West Uttar Pradesh. Rain and thundershowers were observed at most places over Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, East Rajasthan and east Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.
The normal onset date for the monsoon over Delhi is June 29.
Several parts of north India have been witnessing pre-monsoon showers. The northern limit of monsoon passes through Veraval, Amreli, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Aligarh (west Uttar Pradesh), Tehri (Uttarakhand), and Amritsar (Punjab). It is expected to hit Delhi in the next 24-48 hours, IMD's Additional Director General Mritunjay Mohaptara said.
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09:00 am: Heavy rain in Mathura leaves streets waterlogged in several parts of the city.
06:00 am: Rainfall across India from June 1-27
05:48 am: Amarnath Yatra halted at NunWan base camp in Pahalgam and Baltal base camp in Sonmarg due to Bad weather, Continuous Rains since last evening. Yatra will be allowed wt the improvement in weather only, MeT has predicted rains for next 48 hours
05:30 am: The monsoon, which was sluggish until last week, has revived and several parts of the country have been receiving rainfall. However, the overall monsoon deficiency across the country still stands at around minus 10 per cent.
05:00 am: Southwest monsoon further advanced into some more parts of Gujarat region, some parts of East Rajasthan, remaining parts of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Bihar and Jharkhand, entire Madhya Pradesh, east Uttar Pradesh; most parts of West Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, entire Jammu & Kashmir and some parts of Punjab, the Met department said in its daily monsoon report.
04:30 am: Conditions are favourable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon into remaining parts of Rajasthan, west Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab and entire Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi during next 48 hours, it added.
04:00 am: BSES issues helpline numbers to deal with break downs in monsoon
Power discom BSES has issued emergency helpline numbers for its consumers for complaints about rain-related breakdowns in the approaching monsoon. Under the Monsoon action plan an integrated approach has been adopted under which steps have been taken to minimise moisture related break downs, said a BSES spokesperson.
"In case of an emergency, consumers can reach BSES through helpline numbers 1800 10 39707 (BRPL) and 41999808 (BYPL)," he said.
02:35 am: Rain lashes parts of Delhi, temperature dips in NCR
Rain lashes parts of Delhi. Visuals from Vijay Chowk. pic.twitter.com/tahA3Xe1MK— ANI (@ANI) June 27, 2018