Since the last few days, Monsoon has remained weak over the northwestern plains. Rains did make an appearance over the states of Punjab, Haryana, North Rajasthan, West Uttar Pradesh and Delhi but the intensity and spread were not much.
In the last 24 hours, Safdarjung observatory of Delhi recorded 34 mm of rains. In the same time frame, Churu, Hisar and Sawai Madhopur witnessed light showers.
As per Skymet Weather, dry westerly winds are blowing over most parts of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh and parts of North Rajasthan. In fact, the western end of Monsoon trough is still running close to the foothills. Therefore, both these weather phenomena are leading to dry weather conditions over Northwest India.
Since the humidity levels are very high, during the afternoon hours, when the temperature increases, the chances of thunderclouds development cannot be ruled out. Thus, isolated thundershower activity for a short duration in pockets of Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi-NCR cannot be ruled out.
Weathermen at Skymet Weather indicated that rains over Punjab, Haryana, North Rajasthan, West Uttar Pradesh and Delhi would increase around July 12. During that time, the axis of Monsoon trough will shift southwards and the cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal will also move inland leading to increased rains across the northwestern plains.
Until then, the maximum and minimum temperatures will settle above normal. Hot and humid weather conditions would result in extremely uneasy conditions.
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