Monsoon to hit Kerala tomorrow, heatwave in Northern India to last another week


  • Monsoon is likely to hit Kerala on June 8.
  • With the monsoon delayed for another week, heatwaves in Northern India are going to continue.
With the early drought warning hovering over 43.3% parts of the country, people in India aren’t going to get relieved from heat waves for another week. However the monsoon is likely to begin within 48 hours in Kerala and would take at least seven days to reach the central and western regions of the country.

Heavy to Very heavy rainfall at isolated places likely over Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, South Interior Karnataka and Kerala & Mahe on June 8. Heavy rainfall at isolated places likely over Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal, Lakshadweep, Rayalaseema and Odisha

— Special daily Weather Report by the India Meteorological Department


Temperature in Rajasthan’s Churu soared to 50 degree Celsius on June 1— the day when monsoon normally hits Southern parts of India. Many parts of the country are struggling with heat waves with the maximum temperature between 45 degrees to 50 degree Celsius.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), heat waves were expected in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra's Vidarbha region, Telangana and coastal Andhra Pradesh.

Expected Monsoon dates in key parts of India
StateNormal Monsoon onset dateDelayed till (Approximate)*
Kerala1 June8 June
Tamil Nadu1 June8 June
Odisha 10 June17 June
Maharashtra10 June17 June
New Delhi29 June5 July
West Bengal10 June17 June
Bihar 10 June17 June
Andhra Pradesh 1 June8 June
Karnataka5 June13 June
Haryana 1 July8 July
Punjab1 July8 July
Uttar Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh15 June22 June
Meghalaya5 June13 June
Chattisgarh10 June18 June
Rajasthan1 July8 July
*These are expected dates and may differ from the actual dates.

This has been the second driest pre-monsoon season in the last 65 years, with the lowest being recorded in 2012 when countrywide cumulative rainfall deficiency had mounted to 31 per cent, according Private forecaster Skymet

The heatwaves are expected to become severe in New Delhi and other northern cities in the coming days and the mercury is expected to breach 45 degrees Celsius.

The National Capital Region along with Haryana and Punjab may get some relief due rains and thunderstorm led by western disturbances after June 11.


Usually monsoon arrives in Delhi on June 29. However, this time it is expected to be delayed by a week. It may come in the first week of July

Mahesh Palawat, Director at the private forecaster Skymet.

Delhi on Wednesday recorded a maximum temperature of 44.6 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average.

(With IANS)