The onset of monsoon in Delhi will be delayed by another week, the India Meteorological Department said on Tuesday.
A westerly trough has impeded the rapid progress of the monsoon in northwest India and it will take seven to 10 more days for the wind system to reach Delhi, IMD said.
“Due to the adverse influence of mid-latitude westerlies, a hiatus in further advance of Southwest monsoon into remaining parts of northwest India. The situation is being monitored continuously and will be updated on a daily basis. The delay may be for 7-10 days. The situation will be more clear tomorrow,” news agency PTI reported quoting Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the IMD’s regional forecasting centre.
Meanwhile, IMD has forecast light to moderate rainfall with thunderstorm and winds of speed 20-40 Km/h in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana.
Earlier in the day, Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a high-level meeting to review the preparedness for the monsoon season and flood situation. Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat was also present in the meeting.