Monsoon: The southwest monsoon covered the entire country on Tuesday after a delay of five days. India Meteorological Department (IMD) gave this information. Usually, the Southwest Monsoon reaches the entire country on July 8. On Monday, the monsoon had left Delhi and reached its last stop in Jaisalmer and Ganganagar districts.
It rained in many parts of the National Capital Region (NCR) on Tuesday. After which the Meteorological Department announced the arrival of monsoon in Delhi. The IMD said, “For the last four days, due to the movement of moisture-rich easterly winds from the Bay of Bengal, the cloud cover increased and rain occurred at many places. The Southwest Monsoon has advanced and has knocked over the rest of the country including Delhi, rest of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.
Monsoon knocked in Delhi
The Meteorological Department said, ‘The southwest monsoon has reached the entire country on July 13, with a slight delay from its normal date of July 8. At the same time, the Southwest Monsoon finally reached Delhi on Tuesday morning, giving some relief to the people from the scorching heat. Meteorological Department officials have said that the monsoon has reached Delhi with a delay of 16 days from its normal time. This is the biggest delay in the onset of monsoon in the last 19 years. In 2002, the monsoon reached Delhi on 19 July.
Madhavan Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, tweeted, ‘The monsoon has finally reached Delhi. The India Meteorological Department was waiting for the announcement of the arrival of monsoon despite the formation of monsoon conditions for the last two-three days. In the last two days, it rained everywhere except Delhi. Normally the monsoon reaches Delhi on June 27. Monsoon covers the entire country till July 8. Last year, the monsoon reached Delhi on June 25 and covered the country on June 29.
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