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Weather Forecast Today: Delhi receives light rains as southwest monsoon advances further into North India

Weather forecast today: Heavy showers will be recorded over Bihar, parts of West Bengal and Sikkim today and tomorrow and over Assam and Meghalaya during June 26 and 27.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 25, 2020 3:46:49 pm
Monsoon is scheduled to arrive early in the national capital this year as light rains were recorded in some parts of the city  yesterday (Express Photo By Ganesh Shirsekar)

Weather forecast today updates: “Southwest Monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of Rajasthan, remaining parts of Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh, entire Delhi, some parts of Haryana and most parts of Punjab,” the IMD said Thursday.

The India Meteorological Department on Thursday declared the onset of monsoon in Delhi, two days ahead of its usual date of arrival. Monsoon clouds led to rainfall in parts of the city on Wednesday but IMD said the onset would be declared on Thursday as rainfall data from all weather stations for the last 24 hours was required to declare the onset of monsoon.

Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the regional forecasting centre of the IMD, said the northern limit of monsoon passes through Nagor, Alwar, Delhi, Karnal and Ferozepur.  Srivastava said light-to-heavy rainfall is likely in parts of Delhi on Thursday.

Widespread rainfall over northeast and east India is likely to continue for the next 3 to 4 days due to the presence of strong southerly/south-westerly winds from Bay of Bengal. Heavy showers will also be recorded over Bihar, parts of West Bengal and Sikkim today and tomorrow and over Assam and Meghalaya on June 26 and 27.

During the next four days, fairly widespread rainfall will also cover parts of south peninsular India. Kerala and Mahe to experience similar weather conditions on June 26 and 27.

In Assam, 2 people have been killed by a fresh wave of floods, according to the state government. Due to the last week’s rainfall over 36,00 people in 4 districts of Dhemaji, Jorhat, Sivasagar and Dibrugarh have been affected.

Yesterday as monsoon fully covered Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, several states in North India experienced showers.

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