The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday said the failure of numerical models to predict the advance of monsoon over the capital this time is “rare and unusual”. The Meteorological Department said its latest model analysis indicated that low-lying moist easterly winds from the Bay of Bengal would spread over northwest India covering Punjab and Haryana by July 10, leading to an advance of monsoon from July 10 and into Delhi. Including rainfall activities in this region will increase.
Accordingly, moist easterly winds have spread over northwest India, the IMD said in a statement. The IMD said that these moist winds have led to cloud cover and increase in relative humidity. Due to this, the monsoon was restored in this region and very widespread or widespread rainfall has occurred in East Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir and scattered rains over Punjab and West Rajasthan.
The IMD said, “However, it did not cause significant rainfall in Delhi, even though the neighboring places around Delhi received rainfall. Such failure of numerical models in predicting the advance of monsoon over Delhi is rare and unusual.
The statement said that the IMD is continuously monitoring the situation and will provide regular updates on the advance of monsoon over remaining parts of northwest India including Delhi. The southwest monsoon rains reached the desert districts of Jaisalmer and Ganganagar on Monday, which were its last, but parts of Delhi and Haryana did not receive rain.
Around Delhi- Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh and Karnal in Haryana received rain but without any respite from the heat, clouds covered the national capital. Other parts of West Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana also received rain. In 2002, the monsoon reached Delhi on 19 July. Since then this is the most delayed monsoon in Delhi.
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