This was the third doubtless date of monsoon’s arrival issued by the IMD in as many days. Earlier, the division had mentioned the system may hit the area on Saturday, later revising it to Sunday.
“Easterly winds and cloudiness situations have elevated within the area and the onset of the monsoon is more likely to occur on Monday. Rain can also be anticipated by Monday morning. The onset date has been prolonged by 24 hours on Sunday because it needs to be supported by cloud and rain,” mentioned R K Jenamani, scientist at IMD.
One other met official mentioned, “As per the usual working process, the onset of monsoon is said primarily based on the rainfall reported in the course of the previous 24 hours ending at 8.30am on the day. No rainfall was recorded between 8.30am of July 10 and eight.30am of July 11.”
This 12 months, the monsoon has repeatedly defied IMD’s onset forecast for the capital. The division had initially predicted an early onset over the area, saying the rain system may arrive round June 15, 12 days forward of its regular date of June 27. However the system stalled on the doorstep of NCR earlier than going right into a weak section for over two weeks.
“As on Sunday, lower-level easterly winds from the Bay of Bengal have additional prolonged northwestwards, reaching as much as Delhi, Haryana and east Rajasthan. Low degree relative humidity has additionally elevated over the area. Therefore, the situations proceed to stay beneficial for additional advance of southwest monsoon over Delhi, remaining components of west Uttar Pradesh and a few extra components of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan throughout subsequent 24 hours,” IMD’s bulletin mentioned.
It added that situations have been additionally turning into beneficial for additional advance of southwest monsoon over the remaining components of the nation in the course of the subsequent 48 hours.
If the monsoon arrives in Delhi on Monday, it could be probably the most delayed monsoon in 19 years. The final time Delhi witnessed a extra delayed onset was in 2002, when the monsoon arrived on July 19. In 1987, the monsoon hit Delhi as late as July 26, an all-time report delay, IMD knowledge reveals.
Some components of Delhi on Sunday acquired ‘hint’ rainfall whereas IMD has predicted mild rain together with gusty winds from Sunday night time to Monday morning. The utmost temperature at 39 levels Celsius was three levels above regular. The minimal temperature settled at 28.Eight levels Celsius, one diploma above regular. The relative humidity oscillated between 76% and 51%.