Monsoon to hit Delhi by June 22-23, says the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). This is refreshing news for the residents of the national capital who are currently struggling with the scorching heat.
The mercury in Delhi continued to rise and has touched the 46-degree Celsius mark. The weather observatory stations at Ayanagar recorded the maximum temperature at 46.4 degrees on Thursday, June 18.
The IMD said that the monsoon was scheduled to reach Delhi by June 27, however, the same will now hit the city 4 days in advance.
Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the regional forecasting center of the IMD, said that a cyclonic circulation over West Bengal and the neighborhood will move towards southwest Uttar Pradesh by June 19 and June 20.
“It will help in further advancement of the monsoon in west Uttar Pradesh, some parts of Uttarakhand, northeast Rajasthan and eastern Haryana between June 22 and June 24,” he said.