Southwest Monsoon is inching closer to make landfall over Delhi and NCR anytime now. The eastern arm of Monsoon has been either keeping date or reaching ahead of schedule, starting with Kolkata and traversing up to the national capital Delhi. National Capital Region is going to experience monsoon showers over the next 2 days, thereby announcing arrival 3 days before the date.
For the last few days, Delhi witnessed visible changes in the weather conditions. The heatwave abated since 21st June: the humidity levels have risen appreciably: easterly winds are sweeping the region: and now rains also arrived lashing Noida, Gurugram, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, and Delhi. These rains are going to be intermittent, brief spells, today, and tomorrow over most parts. It may not be a thumping arrival over the entire region but moderate showers at many places and an intense one at few are expected over 48hrs.
The prevailing trough from the northern parts to northwest Bay of Bengal is shifting northward and is likely to run along the foothills for few days from 25th to 29th June. This may result a pause for 3-4days over Delhi/NCR. However, the rains will come back with more speed and spread from 29th onward to stay for the subsequent few days.
The day and night temperatures are likely to stay in mid ’30s and high 20’s for the next two days. The marginal rise of day temperature to high 30’s is expected between 26th and 29th June and ease out thereafter. Delhi stands a chance of reaching its monthly target of 82mm rain in June.