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Monsoon came together in Delhi-Mumbai after 62 years; Warning of heavy rain in Maharashtra in the next 48 hours

Pankaj Prasad
Monsoon in Delhi Mumbai
Monsoon in Delhi Mumbai

IMD senior scientist DS Pai told that earlier on June 21, 1961, monsoon reached Delhi and Mumbai simultaneously.

Torrential rain accompanied by strong wind and thunder is lashing almost the entire country including North West India. This resulted in a drastic drop in the temperature and brought great relief from the humid summer. Monsoon has reached the national capital Delhi and the financial capital Mumbai together after 62 years. Monsoon arrived two days earlier in Delhi and two weeks late in Mumbai. Due to its effect, it rained heavily in Delhi-NCR since Saturday night. During the last 24 hours, rainfall ranging from 40 to 80 mm was recorded. Whereas, 86 to 176.1 mm of rainfall was recorded in Mumbai. Heavy rains have also occurred in most areas of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh.

Heavy rain warning in Mumbai and central Maharashtra

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rains in many parts of Maharashtra due to a low-pressure area in the Bay of Bengal and a cyclonic circulation over the Kutch region of Gujarat. The IMD on Sunday said that the coastal region including Mumbai and Madhya Maharashtra would receive heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday that heavy rains occurred in most areas of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand to Assam and all the states of the Northeast, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Goa and Maharashtra during 24 hours. . Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand received heavy to very heavy rainfall. IMD senior scientist DS Pai told that earlier on June 21, 1961, monsoon reached Delhi and Mumbai simultaneously. Monsoon normally reaches Delhi by June 27 and Mumbai by June 11.

Temperature fell eight degrees in Delhi

Due to rain in Delhi-NCR, the maximum temperature dropped to 29 degree Celsius. It is 8 degrees less than Saturday.
The minimum temperature was recorded at 23.1 degrees Celsius, five notches below normal.
Delhi's main Safdarjung observatory recorded 48.3 mm of rain at 8:30 am on Sunday. There is a possibility of light to moderate rain with strong wind on Monday.

Increased chances of normal rains this year

The Meteorological Department said that despite the effect of El Nino, normal monsoon is expected in the country this year. This is a relief for the farmers, as 52% of the cultivated land is dependent on the monsoon for irrigation.

fast progressing monsoon

In a statement, the IMD said that the southwest monsoon will reach remaining parts of Maharashtra including Mumbai, parts of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, parts of Rajasthan, Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh from Sunday to Monday. Will go The Meteorological Department has also said that conditions are favorable for the arrival of monsoon in some more parts of west and north India in the next two days.