New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday that after a gap, the southwest monsoon may reach the remaining parts of north India, including Delhi, by July 10. According to the latest Numerical Weather Forecasting Model Guidelines, the Southwest Monsoon is expected to gradually re-activate from July 8 over the southern peninsula including the west coast and adjoining east-central India.
The department said that around July 11, a low pressure area is likely to form over west-central and adjoining north-west Bay of Bengal adjoining north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts. Low-lying moist easterly winds over Bay of Bengal are very likely to move gradually over parts of East India from July 8. It is expected to spread to North West India covering Punjab and North Haryana by 10th July.
“The southwest monsoon is very likely to advance into remaining parts of West Uttar Pradesh, some more parts of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi around July 10,” the department said. Conditions are likely to become favorable for rain over North-West and Central India.
After good rains in the first two-and-a-half weeks of June, the southwest monsoon has not progressed beyond June 19. Monsoon is yet to arrive in Delhi, Haryana, parts of western Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, western Rajasthan.
The India Meteorological Department in its forecast for July said that this month there will be good rains across the country. However, some parts of North India, some parts of South Peninsula, Central, East and Northeast India may receive below normal rainfall.
The department said that the conditions are not favorable for the progress of monsoon till July 7. According to this, the Northern Limit of South West Monsoon (NLM) is currently passing through Aligarh, Meerut, Ambala and Amritsar.
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