South-west monsoon has hit the coastal state of Kerala yesterday and is gradually moving toward other parts in the country. The meteorologist are expecting that the south-west monsoon will hit the northern parts of the country like Delhi and states by June 25.
At one side when the
southern Indian state has got respite from heat, courtesy monsoon,
the northern Indian states like Delhi, UP, MP, Bihar
under scorching heat. If one believe whether forecasters, these
states are not going to get relief from heat very soon.
Chief meteorologist at
weather forecasting agency Skymet, Mahesh Palawat, said, “There is
no visible forecast of decrease in national capital's heat wave as
the monsoon may take some more days to reach Delhi. It will reach
Mumbai on 14-15th
June and Delhi
will see the monsoon on
This year Delhi will
receive only scattered rainfall because of revolving el-nino
conditions. Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana and some northern states will
also face moderate to low rain fall, he added.
Palawat said that there
was no visible forecast of respite from heat-wave for north India. It
will continue till next week and temperature may hang around 45-47
In Kerala the rainfall
will continue for next 24 hours and then will take a 48 hour gap and
Meanwhile West Bengal,
Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura,
Manipur, Mizoram, south interior Karnataka and Kerala and north Tamil
Nadu are likely to meet isolated heavy rainfall.
Generally monsoon arrives
in India between extreme late May to first June. Last year it arrived
on first June and this year the met department expected it on 5th
June. Along with lowering the temperature and balancing the heatwave
monsoon controls India's agriculture, which is the backbone of Indian