New Delhi : The Monsoon 2017 has been inching closer as pre-monsoon showers continue lash over Delhi-NCR, giving a sigh of relief to the Delhi residents. Delhi woke to a rainy morning of June 30 as the temperature came down to 27 degrees Celcius on Friday. In last 24 hours, Safdarjung Observatory recorded 53 mm of rain, while Palam Observatory recorded 28 mm of rainfall in the city. Rains and thundershowers will continue over Delhi and its adjoining regions of Noida, Faridabad, Ghaziabad and Gurugram for next few days, reports SkyMet Whether.
The monsoon is also around the corner, Met department officials said. The rains are likely to continue in some parts of the city. Drizzling is still going on in few parts of Delhi-NCR. Meteorologists of the Regional Weather Forecasting Centre (RWFC) had earlier predicted that Monsoon 2017 is likely to hit Delhi from Monday but it didn't.
"The monsoon is fast approaching. On Tuesday, it advanced further and covered some parts of north Arabian Sea, Gujarat, south Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. It is expected to reach Delhi in the next 48 hours," said the official.
The rains have been triggered by Western disturbances. "The trough, which is an extended low pressure region, was passing through Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. We had expected it to shift northwards in the direction of Delhi, it would have brought some rain. But it didn't and hence, the city remained dry. We expect it to shift towards Delhi on Wednesday and the city could get some light rain," a senior RWFC official said, reported HT.
As the Monsoon remained vigorous over Goa and coastal Karnataka, it continued to lash over Kerala, South Gujarat, parts of Vidarbha, East Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh. Matheran, a hilly area in Mumbai, received a rainfall of 226 mm, followed by Alibag at 199 mm and Bhira 151 mm. (india.com)