IMD says onset of monsoon in Delhi to be declared tomorrow as heavy rain lashes National Capital

'Monsoon clouds are at the doorstep of Delhi. A few places witnessed rains. As predicted, the onset of the monsoon in the city will be declared on Thursday,' IMD Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra said.

Press Trust of India June 24, 2020 21:41:47 IST
IMD says onset of monsoon in Delhi to be declared tomorrow as heavy rain lashes National Capital

New Delhi: Heavy rains drenched parts of the National Capital on Wednesday as monsoon clouds reached the city. The downpour led to waterlogging and disruption of traffic movement in many areas and key intersections in the city.

"Monsoon clouds are at the doorstep of Delhi. A few places witnessed rains. As predicted, the onset of the monsoon in the city will be declared on Thursday," IMD Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra said.

IMD says onset of monsoon in Delhi to be declared tomorrow as heavy rain lashes National Capital

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Kuldeep Srivastava, head of the regional forecasting centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), said monsoon clouds led to rains in parts of Delhi.

He said the onset of the monsoon will be declared on Thursday. Rainfall data from all weather stations for the last 24 hours ending 8:30 am is required to declare the onset, Srivastava added.

The Met department also predicted heavy rainfall at isolated places in the national capital on Thursday.

Normally, the wind system reaches Delhi on June 27.

According to weather experts, the arrival of the monsoon in Delhi earlier than usual can be attributed to a cyclonic circulation, which moved towards southwest Uttar Pradesh on June 19 and June 20, helping the monsoon advance further.

With rains expected over the next three days, the mercury is likely to hover around 36 degrees Celsius.

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