New Delhi: Many parts of North India, including the country’s capital Delhi, are suffering from heat and humidity due to delayed monsoon. Meanwhile, the monsoon is expected to reach Delhi today. The Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rain from Monday morning. This has happened many times in this season when the prediction made by the Meteorological Department regarding the arrival of monsoon in Delhi has proved to be wrong.
The IMD said that the Southwest Monsoon was to make an onset over North India including Delhi by July 10, but it did not happen till Sunday evening. IMD Director General Mrityunjay Mohapatra said that there are favorable conditions for the monsoon to be active over Delhi, as the humidity in the air has increased due to the easterly winds. He said that the formation of a low pressure area will also give momentum to the monsoon.
He said, “We are expecting light rain on Sunday and good rain on Monday.” The IMD said, “Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Gujarat region, Madhya Maharashtra, Coastal Torrential rains are forecast at many places over Andhra Pradesh and Yanam, Telangana, Coastal and Interior Karnataka, Kerala and Mahe, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal. A red alert has been issued for
Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad, western Uttar Pradesh, eastern Rajasthan, western Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, sub Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Odisha, Andaman-Nicobar, Saurashtra and Kutch, Marathwada, Rayalaseema, northern interior Karnataka and Heavy rain may occur at some places of Lakshadweep.
According to the IMD’s forecast, strong winds (30 to 40 kmph) can occur in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Andaman-Nicobar and Telangana.