The national capital Delhi and the states of North India will have to wait longer for the rains. The India Meteorological Department says that the conditions are not favorable for the monsoon to advance towards Rajasthan, parts of Punjab, Haryana, and Delhi. Giving this information on Thursday, the department said that, however, there will be slow progress in the next two to three days in some parts of Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.
The Northern Limit of Monsoon is passing through Diu, Surat, Nandarbar, Bhopal, Naugong, Hamirpur, Barabanki, Bareilly, Saharanpur, Ambala, and Amritsar. The IMD said in the forecast that the atmospheric conditions are not favorable for the monsoon to reach Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, and Delhi.
The Meteorological Department had earlier predicted that the monsoon would reach Delhi by June 15, 12 days in advance. Monsoon normally reaches Delhi by June 27 and covers the entire country by July 8.
According to private forecasting agency Skymet Weather, last year the monsoon had reached Delhi on June 25 and by June 29 it had covered the entire country. Mahesh Palawat of Skymet Weather said that westerly winds are preventing the monsoon from moving towards Northwest India for the last three-four days.
He said that these winds will continue to blow for the next week also. Therefore, it seems that Delhi will get monsoon rains only around June 27. IMD said that Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, East Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, and Jharkhand may receive 'moderate to heavy rain accompanied by strong winds and lightning at many places on Thursday and Friday.
It said people and animals could be injured and their lives could also be lost due to this. The Meteorological Department said that under the influence of Western Disturbance, there is a possibility of heavy to very heavy rains at many places in Uttarakhand in the next two days.
The Meteorological Department said that a cyclonic circulation is persisting in the Gangetic areas and adjoining areas of West Bengal. Under this effect, heavy to very heavy rains are expected in the next two-three days in Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, and Odisha.
Rainfall less than 15 mm is considered light, 15 mm to 64.5 mm of rainfall is considered moderate, 64.5 to 115.5 mm of rainfall is considered heavy, between 115.6 and 204.4 mm is considered very heavy. Rainfall above 204.4 mm is considered extremely heavy rainfall.