Monsoon misses Delhi yet again, IMD predicts Monday as new date
New Delhi : Delhi's wait to welcome monsoon may end on Monday as it missed its predicted deadline of Sunday. People in Delhi woke up to cloudy skies and humidity, making good chances of rains coming in the national capital.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted several dates for monsoon arrival in Delhi but everytime the date got missed.
The maximum temperature was recorded at 39 degrees Celsius on Sunday, three degrees above normal. The minimum was 28.8 degrees Celsius, a degree above normal. Humidity remained between 71% and 58%.
"Low-level relative humidity has also increased over the region. Hence, the conditions continue to remain favourable for further advancement of Southwest monsoon over Delhi, remaining parts of West Uttar Pradesh, some more parts of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan during the next 24 hours," It said.
The city’s regional weather forecasting division, which had earlier forecast moderate rainfall for three days, alongside thundershowers, and light rain has now forecast light rain on Monday and Tuesday, followed by isolated thundershowers and thundery activity through the week.
“As per the SOP, the onset of monsoon is declared based on rainfall reported during the past 24 hours, ending at 8.30 am each day. Hence, though it is going to rain on Sunday night in Delhi, our statement about the arrival of monsoon arrival will be made in Monday’s midday bulletin,” said IMD scientist Sunitha Devi.