Delhi: People in north India suffered from scorching heat last Saturday, while in some areas it rained due to easterly winds. Let me tell you that these easterly winds have made conditions favorable for the much-awaited southwest monsoon to move forward. In fact, recently, the Indian Meteorological Department has said that the southwest monsoon is expected to reach parts of north India including Delhi, Haryana, and Punjab within the next 24 hours.
In fact, the monsoon did not hit Delhi last Saturday, which made people look upset. It is now likely to reach the national capital within the next 24 hours. Delhi is said to have recorded a maximum temperature of 39.8 degrees Celsius which is four degrees above normal. The Met department had said in the past that the monsoon in the national capital will reach on Saturday after a delay of 13 days. In fact, Kuldeep Srivastava, head of the Regional Forecasting Centre of IMD, says this is the first time in the last 15 years that the monsoon is reaching Delhi so late. On the other hand, Punjab and Haryana continued to reel under heatwave conditions last Saturday, though rain lashed some places.
In Haryana, Narnaul recorded a maximum temperature of 41.2 degrees Celsius, four degrees above normal. In addition, Amritsar, Ludhiana, and Patiala in Punjab recorded maximum temperatures of 36.5, 37.1, and 38 degrees Celsius respectively. Amritsar is said to have received 16 mm rainfall.