Monsoon is likely to advance to several parts of northwest India including Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh in the next two to three days, the India Meteorological Department said.
IMD scientists have however clarified that even after monsoon onset is declared over Delhi, widespread and heavy rain is unlikely before July 10.
A “well-marked low-pressure area” over southeast Jharkhand and adjoining areas of Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal now lies over western parts of Jharkhand. The cyclonic circulation associated with the system is making conditions favourable for advancement of monsoon, IMD said in its bulletin. But after the low-pressure system weakens there is no cyclonic circulation insight which can take the monsoon current forward in northwest India.
“There is a low-pressure area over Jharkhand but we don’t see much possibility of heavy or widespread rains now over Delhi and NCR. The low-pressure area will influence the circulation pattern, wind direction will change to easterly. There may be some rainfall and cloudiness but not more. After that we have to see when another cyclonic circulation develops,” said K Sathi Devi, head of national weather forecasting centre at IMD.
IMD, however, will declare monsoon onset over Delhi as soon as it meets some parameters for monsoon declaration.
The Correspondent Bureau with inputs from agencies