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.
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
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
|State||Normal Monsoon onset date||Delayed till (Approximate)*|
|Kerala||1 June||8 June|
|Tamil Nadu||1 June||8 June|
|Odisha||10 June||17 June|
|Maharashtra||10 June||17 June|
|New Delhi||29 June||5 July|
|West Bengal||10 June||17 June|
|Bihar||10 June||17 June|
|Andhra Pradesh||1 June||8 June|
|Karnataka||5 June||13 June|
|Haryana||1 July||8 July|
|Punjab||1 July||8 July|
|Madhya Pradesh||15 June||22 June|
|Meghalaya||5 June||13 June|
|Chattisgarh||10 June||18 June|
|Rajasthan||1 July||8 July|
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
Delhi on Wednesday recorded a maximum temperature of 44.6 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average.