South-west monsoon arrives in Delhi and NCR after a delay of several days
New Delhi, July 13, 2021
The south-west monsoon arrived over Delhi and other parts of the National Capital Region (NCR) early this morning after a delay of several days, as compared to the normal date of June 29, during which people in the region suffered a lot from sweltering heat.
The national capital along and nearby cities such as Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Gurugram received rainfall this morning, bringing much-needed relief.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the south-west monsoon had now advanced into the remaining parts of the country, Delhi, remaining parts of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.
"Thus, the south-west monsoon has covered entire country on 13th July, against the normal date of 8th July," an official press release said.
The continued prevalence of moist easterly winds from the Bay of Bengal in the lower levels for the last four days resulted in enhanced cloud cover and scattered to fairly wide spread rainfall, it said.
"The monsoon advance over Delhi, thus occurred on 13th July against the normal date of June 27.
"Rainfall recorded (from 0830 hours IST of 12.07.2021 to 0830 hours IST of 13.07.2021) (in cm), over areas where monsoon advanced today is as follows:
Safdarjung-2.5, Ayanagar-1.3, Palam-2.4, CHO Lodi Road-0.9, Ridge-1.0, Gurgram-5.1, Faridabad-2.8, Panipath-1.0, Rohtak-2.2, Hisar-3.3, Fatehabad-3.0, Jaisalmer-7.7,Bikaner-6.8, Churu-9.0.