Finally, after a delay of five days, the whole country has been covered.
Latest Weather Update in India: The Southwest Monsoon has finally covered the entire country after a delay of five days as the Southwest Monsoon moves towards Delhi-NCR. India Meteorological Department (IMD) gave this information. Usually, the Southwest Monsoon reaches the entire country on July 8. Earlier, the normal date for the onset of monsoon across the country was July 15. Last year, the Meteorological Department had revised the date of arrival of monsoon in many areas.Also Read – Delhi weather latest update: Monsoon finally reached Delhi, rain accompanied by strong wind
This time the monsoon has come last in Delhi. On Monday, the monsoon had left Delhi and reached its last stop in Jaisalmer and Ganganagar districts of Rajasthan. In Rajasthan’s desert district Barmer, the monsoon had reached about two weeks before the normal date. Also Read – Delhi Weather Update: Monsoon date-on-date in Delhi, clouds are dodging even meteorologists
On Tuesday, it rained in many parts of the National Capital Region (NCR), after which the Meteorological Department announced the arrival of Monsoon in Delhi. The IMD said, “For the last four days, due to the movement of moisture-rich easterly winds from the Bay of Bengal, the cloud cover increased and rain occurred at many places. Southwest Monsoon has advanced further and has made landfall in rest parts of the country including Delhi, rest places of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. Also Read – Lightning Strikes: What are the ways to avoid lightning strikes, how to know whether you will fall prey to it or not, know everything here
Normally the monsoon reaches Kerala on June 1, but this time it was delayed by two days, on June 3. By 15th June, Monsoon rapidly covered Central, West, East, Northeast and South India. Monsoon has also reached many parts of North India. However, due to unfavorable Monsoon conditions like westerly winds and absence of any system, Monsoon winds could not advance towards West Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi and Punjab.
The Meteorological Department had said in the forecast for June 13 that the monsoon would reach Delhi and adjoining areas by June 15. On July 5, the department said that the monsoon would reach Delhi by July 10, but this time also its estimate proved to be wrong.
After several forecasts, the IMD agreed, “Such failure of mathematical models in forecasting the monsoon is rare and unusual.” Its arrival was affected by the situation. Last year, the monsoon arrived in Kerala with a delay of four days on June 5 and covered the entire country on June 26.