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Monsoon in Delhi to get delayed, below normal performance likely

June 7, 2019 4:30 PM |

Southwest Monsoon in Delhi

The national capital Delhi will have to wait for a few more days before welcoming the Southwest Monsoon. Normally, the Monsoon reaches Delhi by June 29 but since there’s a delay in its onset in the southern peninsula, the wind system might take few more days to reach Northwest India.

In fact, the factors like Southwesterly winds and the Somali jet stream that help in the progress of Southwest Monsoon are gradually becoming active now.

However, the progress of the Monsoon will be sluggish due to the formation of a Low-Pressure Area (LPA) in the Arabian Sea. After the onset of Monsoon, this LPA will gradually intensify into a Depression.

It has been noticed that whenever any such intense weather system develops over the Bay of Bengal or the Arabian Sea, the moisture-laden winds start to converge around it, hence affecting the progress of the Monsoon.

According to meteorologists at Skymet, Delhi would be witnessing Monsoon rains a shade below normal. Since Delhi is a small area, one or two good spells of rains might make up for the deficit.

Monsoon is desperately awaited in the country as intense heat wave conditions are rapidly drying up reservoirs and sending temperatures soaring across the country. Last week, Rajasthan's Churu recorded day temperature at a sizzling 50.8°C which was nine degrees above normal.

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