Weather forecast Live Updates: The progress of the southwest monsoon over parts of Rajasthan, western Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Delhi is likely to be slow as “large-scale features are not favourable” for its advance, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday.
Wind pattern by numerical models does not indicate any favourable condition for sustained rainfall over the region during the forecast period, it said.
The IMD had on Thursday said the impact of mid-latitude westerly on the monsoon is likely to continue till June 23 and hence its advance into Rajasthan, remaining parts Punjab, Haryana and Delhi is not likely during the period. It had said the monsoon flow pattern is likely to organise and strengthen gradually between June 26 and June 30, and the further advance to most parts of northwest India is likely during the same period.
The weather department had earlier predicted that the wind system may reach Delhi by June 15, around 12 days early. Normally, the monsoon reaches Delhi by June 27 and covers the entire country by July 8, reported PTI.
Meanwhile, the IMD also predicted thunderstorm with light to moderate rainfall in several parts of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan in next 2 hours.
Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of Narnaul of Haryana, Viratnagar, Kotputli, Rajgarh, Alwar, Dholpur, Bayana, Mahandipur Balaji, Nadbai, Bharatpur of Rajasthan and Rampur, Moradabad, Amroha of Uttar Pradesh during next 2 hours, IMD said.