Most of the states across the country have started receiving heavy rains these days. Yes, and on the other hand, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) says that the monsoon has reached the country. At the same time, it is being said that today heavy to very heavy rainfall may occur at isolated places in Chhattisgarh and Odisha including the capital Delhi-NCR. Not only this, but heavy rain is also likely to occur at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, East Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Assam and Meghalaya. In fact, according to the IMD, rain has also started in Rajasthan and Gujarat and the monsoon that is coming there till July 8 has already hit.
With the first rain of the season in Gujarat and Rajasthan on Friday, the southwest monsoon has reached the entire country six days ahead of the normal date, according to the IMD. The onset of the southwest monsoon in Kerala on May 29, three days before the normal date of June 1, had begun in Kerala and now the Met department has said, "The south-west monsoon has hit the entire country on Saturday, six days before the normal date of July 8.'' With this, various parts of western Rajasthan and north Gujarat received the first rain of the monsoon on Friday, while these areas had not received any rainfall so far. However, the country recorded a five per cent reduction in rainfall on Saturday.
At the same time, according to IMD, all the states falling in the main region of monsoon except Rajasthan have received deficient monsoon rainfall so far and the monsoon main area includes Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Odisha, which are rain-fed agricultural areas. Apart from this, heavy rain is likely to occur in Delhi and Haryana today. In fact, Haryana will see a drop in day and night temperatures. On July 3, the Met department issued an alert for winds with a speed of 30 to 40 kilometres per hour and heavy rain in 11 districts of Haryana. These 11 districts include Panchkula, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Gurugram, Mewat, Palwal, Faridabad, Sonipat and Panipat.