According to data revealed by the meteorological department, less than 25 per cent of the country recorded a rainfall that can be termed as ‘normal’ or ‘excess’. Central parts of India and the north Indian plains, that have been witnessing a rise in temperatures, are expected to get some relief in the next two to three days, the meteorological department said.
Conditions are becoming favourable for pre-monsoon thunderstorm activity over parts of northwest India from June 27, IMD’s Additional Director General Mritunjay Mohapatra was quoted as saying by PTI.
“The monsoon has revived from June 23. It has today advanced to Gujarat’s Saurashtra (region), Veraval, Ahemdabad, and Maharashtra’s Amravati. On the eastern side, it has covered the entire Assam, reached Jalpaiguri in north West Bengal and Midnapore in south West Bengal. The North Indians plains will receive pre-monsoon thunder showers on June 27,” Mohapatra added.
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Peninsular India records 29 per cent more rainfall
Amongst the four meteorological divisions in India, only the peninsular part of southern India have recorded 29 per cent more rains. The rainfall deficit was 29 and 24 per cent in the east-northeast and northwest India respectively. (PTI)
Monsoon is expected to arrive in Delhi on June 29
The monsoon is expected to hit Delhi on June 29, its normal arriving date for the national capital, PTI reported.
Hot Sunday morning in Delhi
Delhi, meanwhile, recorded a temperature of 32 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said. The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 41 degrees Celsius. The weatherman has predicted partly cloudy skies with strong surface winds during the daytime. Rains are likely to hit the national capital on June 27.
Patna schools ordered to remain closed till June 26 due to heatwave
Owing to 'heatwave like conditions', Bihar government ordered the suspension of all academic activity in all schools in Patna till June 26, Patna district magistrate Kumar Ravi was reported as saying by PTI. This is the third time when the district administration has extended the suspension of academic activity in schools due to the heatwave.
Monsoon to hit Bihar in two-three days
The southwest monsoon is expected to arrive in Bihar in the next two to three days after being delayed by a fortnight, reported PTI.
Moderate to strong winds expected over coastal areas in Gujarat
The arrival of monsoon in the state is coupled with increased wind activity in areas in close proximity to the coast, informs skymetweather.