Monsoon arrives in Delhi; respite for people from long dry spell

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Monsoon arrives in Delhi; respite for people from long dry spell

Adjoining cities like Faridabad and Gurgaon also received rainfall in morning

Monsoon arrives in Delhi; respite for people from long dry spell

New Delhi: The long delayed monsoon arrived in Delhi on Tuesday. The rain splashed many parts of Delhi-NCR. The adjoining cities like Faridabad and Gurgaon also received rainfall in the morning. It led to massive traffic jams on many roads.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted moderate rain over Delhi this morning. The IMD tweeted, “Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain and winds with speed of 20-40 km/h would occur over and adjoining areas of most places of Delhi, NCR (Bahadurgarh,  Gurugram, Faridabad, Loni Dehat, Noida) Gohana, Sonipat, Rohtak (Haryana) Khekra (UP) during next 2 hours.”

As per the IMD, the monsoon was expected to arrive on last Saturday. But that didn't happen and Delhi and its adjoining areas reeled under dry spell for quite a long time. On Tuesday, the IMD shared a tweet, “Southwest Monsoon has advanced into Delhi today, the 13th July 2021.”

 

 

Meteorology Vice President at Skymet Weather Mahesh Palawat shared a video from Faridabad and said the rain may “cover entire Delhi soon.”

ANI shared a tweet with a visual of Akbar Road, Delhi, “#WATCH Delhi witnesses heavy showers; visuals from Akbar Road.”

Madhavan Rajeevan, Secretary at the Ministry of Earth Sciences tweeted, “Finally Monsoon Rains over Delhi! Even though monsoon conditions were prevailing last 2-3 days, India Met department was waiting for these rains to declare monsoon onset. Last 2 days it rained everywhere surrounding Delhi, except Delhi.”

According to the IMD, the southwest monsoon has further advanced into the remaining parts of the country including Delhi, the remaining parts of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan. Thus, the southwest monsoon covered the entire country on July 13, against the normal date of July 8.