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Monsoon Update | Conditions in north India unfavourable for monsoon for another week: IMD

Monsoon Update: Earlier, the weather department had forecast that the wind system might reach Delhi by June 15.

June 29, 2021 / 08:51 AM IST
Normally, the monsoon reaches Delhi by June 27 and covers the entire country by July 8.

Normally, the monsoon reaches Delhi by June 27 and covers the entire country by July 8.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on June 28 that no favourable conditions are likely to develop for further advance of southwest monsoon in Delhi, Rajasthan, western Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Punjab over the next week.

The weather department said the northern limit of the southwest monsoon (NLM) continues to pass through Barmer, Bhilwara, and Dholpur in Rajasthan, and Aligarh and Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, as well as Haryana’s Ambala and Punjab’s Amritsar.

Rainfall deficit in Delhi, north India

The weather department said on June 28 that the national capital and nearby areas in northwest India will have to wait for another week for their first monsoonal showers.

Central Delhi has recorded just 8.5 mm rainfall so far this season and is the second-most rain-deficient district in the country, news agency PTI reported citing IMD data. This was against the normal of 55.2 mm since June 1 – a deficiency of 85 percent.

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East Delhi has received 19.2 mm rainfall against the normal of 55.2 mm – a 65 percent shortfall. Northeast Delhi has gauged 20.7 mm rainfall, 63 percent less than normal, and South Delhi got 22.2 mm, 60 percent less than normal, the data reportedly showed.

Southwest Delhi and New Delhi have recorded 29.6 mm and 27.7 mm rainfall in this season so far – 52 percent less than normal. North Delhi has received 37.7 mm rainfall, 34 percent less than normal, and Northwest Delhi 29.8 mm rainfall, a 30 percent shortfall.

So far, only West Delhi has received normal rainfall – 53.5 mm against the average of 55.5 mm.

However, the rain deficit in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district is the largest in the country. It has recorded 5 mm precipitation against the normal of 70.6 mm – a shortfall of 93 percent.

Earlier, the IMD forecast that the wind system might reach Delhi by June 15.

Normally, the monsoon reaches Delhi by June 27 and covers the entire country by July 8.

The southwest monsoon reaches western Rajasthan by the first week of July. The region is also its last outpost in the country to cover. It reaches northwest Rajasthan late and also withdraws from there early. The southwest monsoon made an onset over Kerala on June 3, two days after its normal date. But then it made rapid progress covering many parts of east, west, south, and central India before the normal date.



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first published: Jun 29, 2021 08:51 am
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