Southwest Monsoon will make entry to 9 more states and union territories in the next 48hr. Earlier, it got stalled thrice on either side, along the West Coast and Gujarat first and later over Bihar. It is all set to take a big leap to cover most parts, except few on the extreme western front. While it is having a bit delayed entry over states like Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi, the stream may reach before time over westernmost parts of Rajasthan and Punjab.
After remaining stagnant for 11days ( 17th-28thJune) over Bihar, the current has advanced over parts of Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand and Himachal Pradesh. Courtesy, cyclonic circulation over Uttar Pradesh and North Madhya Pradesh, monsoon easterly flow has established all along the Indo Gangetic plains, a necessary condition for ingress of monsoon over North India. The excruciating heat is also likely to melt away soon and dry northwesterly winds getting replaced with moist and moderately warm easterly stream.
The prevailing cyclonic circulation will gradually move across North Madhya Pradesh, West Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan. This will carry the monsoon rains to most parts of North India, both hills and plains, as well. Southwest monsoon will advance further to 9 states and union territories namely : Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. The current pace of monsoon may facilitate before time coverage of entire Indian region, including the last posts of Barmer, Jaisalmer, Ganganagar, Fazilka, Firozpur and Amritsar.
Under the influence of renewed vigour, monsoon will become active over many parts. Heavy rainfall is expected over Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan over next 4-5 days. Thereafter, a monsoon system is likely to come up over North Bay of Bengal on 04thJuly. The system looks promising and will carry the baton further. Another round of heavy rainfall is expected over eastern, central and western parts of the country.