Monsoon covered all of India 17 days ahead of schedule
New Delhi : The monsoon has covered the entire nation 17 days ahead than its usual schedule, said a news agency PTI. Humidity level shot up by upto 90 per cent as rains lashed the national capital region.
A weather department official said the national capital region or NCR would experience "fairly" widespread rain for the next three days, according to news agency ANI.
A dip in the temperature must be a reason to cherish for the residents as the MeT Department officials have cleared that clouds will start to weaken from July 4, leading to a dry spell afterwards.
A weather department official quoted by PTI said good easterly rains were responsible for the monsoon reaching the country earlier than usual this year.
A press release issued by IMD has forecast heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places over Uttarakhand and coastal Karnataka.
IMD predicted "isolated heavy rainfall" in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Haryana, and "isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall" in eastern Rajasthan, according to IANS.
The four-month monsoon season usually begins from June 1 and ends on September 30. The South West monsoon gives India 70 per cent of its rain.