Monsoon in Delhi breaks 108 years old record
Prashant K. Nanda
Delhi, June 15: The South-West Monsoon on Sunday drenched
the capital with its first showers of this season, breaking
an 108-year-old by their arrival nearly two weeks ahead of
the normal onset date of June 29.
Monsoon has set in over the capital. It has broken an 108-year-old
record," B P Yadav, Director, India Meteorological Department
rains, accompanied by lightning in some areas, lashed the
capital since 7:30 a.m., forcing many people to the safe confines
of their homes on a Sunday.
to the IMD, it was last in 1901 that monsoon arrived in the
capital on June 15. Last year, monsoon had set in over Delhi
on June 28, while in 1998 the capital received first monsoon
showers on June 16.
West Monsoon advanced into remaining parts of Gujarat, Madhya
Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, some more parts of Rajasthan
and Haryana including Delhi, IMD said.
regional weather office in the capital recorded 30.3 mm rainfall
at Safdarjung observatory, 24 mm at Palam and 18.8 mm at Lodhi
road between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
which has been advancing rapidly, has covered the entire country
barring some parts of Rajasthan.
are favourable for further advance of monsoon into the remaining
parts of the country during next two-three days," a weather
office advisory said.
current analysis suggests widespread rains with heavy to very
heavy falls over western Himalayan region and northern plains
during next three days, it said.
Met office has warned of isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall
over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana,
Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Orissa.