New Delhi: The South-West Monsoon has become active in most areas of the country, but its pace has slowed after reaching northern India. Adverse wind conditions may delay the arrival of monsoon in the northern states of Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Delhi.
According to the forecast of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the monsoon may have reached Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh ahead of time, but it may be delayed by three to four days in western Uttar Pradesh. Due to the development of cyclonic conditions, the pace of monsoon has slowed down.
Director General of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) M. Mohapatra said that the condition of Western Disturbance is persisting in east Uttar Pradesh and adjoining regions. Wind speed and direction is not favorable for the Monsoon to reach Rajasthan, parts of Gujarat, Punjab, Haryana and Delhi.
Due to the present cyclonic condition over east Uttar Pradesh, the Monsoon may gradually reach some more parts of Uttar Pradesh in the next five days. Under the pressure of local cyclonic winds, scattered rain will continue in different areas of NCR including Delhi. Due to high moisture content in the air and increasing temperature, the weather will remain humid. Due to changing wind conditions, the monsoon rains in Delhi are expected to start at its predetermined time of June 29.
The Monsoon will be arrive in Delhi next week. At present, Southwest Monsoon winds are passing through the northern boundary of Diu, Surat, Nandurbar, Bhopal, Nowgong, Hamirpur, Barabanki, Bareilly, Saharanpur, Ambala and Amritsar. The Southwest Monsoon, which arrived in Kerala on June 3 after a delay of two days, gained momentum and quickly covered a large part of the country, but the pace of monsoon has been stopped by westerly winds.
Last year Monsoon arrived in Delhi on June 25
The Meteorological Department (IMD) had already predicted that the monsoon could reach the capital Delhi on June 15, 12 days before its scheduled time. In general, monsoon reaches its scheduled time in Delhi by June 27. After this, till July 8, it covers the whole of North India.
Last year, the Monsoon had reached Delhi on June 25 and had covered the entire country by June 29. This time it was expected to happen more quickly, but due to local cyclonic winds, the situation has started changing rapidly.
Alert issued for many states
The Meteorological Department (IMD) says that due to the collision of monsoon clouds, there may be lightning in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, east Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Jharkhand on Friday and Saturday. It can also kill the animals and workers living outside. For this, an alert has been issued.
There will be heavy rain in these states during the next 24 hours
According to Skymet Weather, during the next 24 hours, moderate to heavy rains are possible over Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal, Bihar, parts of Jharkhand, east Uttar Pradesh, Konkan and Goa and coastal Karnataka.
Light to moderate rain at one or two places very likely over Sikkim, Northeast India, Kerala, parts of Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha. Light to moderate rain is possible over Uttarakhand, parts of Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Marathwada, interior Karnataka, Telangana, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep. Light rain and thundershowers may occur over rest of Western Himalayas, parts of West Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi.
Heavy rain continues in Bihar, red alert issued in many districts
Bihar is receiving continuous Monsoon rains. Due to this the water level of rivers is continuously increasing. According to the Meteorological Department (IMD), today Bihar is not going to get relief from rain.
A red alert has been issued in 11 districts of Bihar till June 18. Whereas orange alert has been issued in 13 districts and yellow alert in other districts. At the same time, people have been appealed not to stop in open fields and gardens as there is a possibility of lightning.