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Monsoon to bring relief from heat in central, north India in 2-3 days: IMD

The monsoon is expected to hit Delhi on June 29, its normal onset date for the national capital

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

File photo: Lightning seen during a thunderstorm over Rajpath in New Delhi. Photo: PTI

A (IMD) data has revealed that less than 25 per cent of the country received normal or excess rains till now, with the weatherman on Sunday saying that monsoon activity has revived over the weekend and is making a steady advance.

Central India and the north Indian plains, that have been witnessing a rise in temperatures, are likely to get some relief in the next two to three days, the meteorological department said.

Conditions are becoming favourable for pre-monsoon thunderstorm activity over parts of northwest India from June 27, IMD's Additional Director General Mritunjay Mohapatra said.

The monsoon is expected to hit on June 29, its normal onset date for the national capital.

After making an early arrival on May 29, three days ahead of its normal on-set date, the Southwest Monsoon battered the coastal parts of Kerala, Karnataka, and south

However, the overall monsoon deficiency till yesterday stood at minus 10 per cent.

Of the four meteorological divisions of the country, only the southern peninsula has recorded 29 per cent more rains. The rainfall deficit was 29 and 24 per cent in east-northeast and northwest India respectively.

Of the 36 meteorological sub-divisions in the country, 24 subdivisions have received "deficient" and "largely deficient rainfall". This means, less than 25 per cent of the country has received "normal" or "excess" rainfall.

"The monsoon has revived from June 23. It has today advanced to Gujarat's Saurashtra (region), Veraval, Ahemdabad, and Maharashtra's Amravati. On the eastern side, it has covered the entire Assam, reached Jalpaiguri in north and Midnapore in south The North Indians plains will receive pre-monsoon thunder showers on June 27," Mohapatra said.

In the next 48 hours, the remaining parts of Odisha, West Bengal, some parts of and Madhya Pradesh, remaining parts of Maharashtra, and east will witness monsoon showers, he said.

First Published: Mon, June 25 2018. 00:54 IST