New Delhi: Delhi and its adjoining region are likely to receive moderate rain today, predicted India Meteorological Department (IMD).
The minimum and maximum temperatures of the national capital will hover around 26°C and 34°C with generally cloudy sky.
Apart from Delhi, thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and gusty winds (30-40 km/h) at isolated places very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, East Rajasthan and West Madhya Pradesh, stated the weather forecasting agency in its All India Weather Warning Bulletin.
“Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over Konkan and Goa and Arunachal Pradesh. Heavy rainfall at isolated places over Coastal Karnataka, Madhya Maharashtra, Gujarat region, West Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and Andaman and Nicobar islands,” the organisation added.
Rough sea conditions are likely to prevail over southwest and west central Arabian Sea. The IMD has adviced fishermen not to venture into these areas.
Expect regular rain beginning 29 June
Monsoon is likely to arrive in Delhi around 29 June, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on 24 June, dismissing reports of a delayed arrival in the national capital.
Speaking to ANI, Dr K. Sathi Devi, a senior IMD official, said weather conditions will improve as monsoon further advanced into some parts of the central Arabian Sea and India’s western coastline, Konkan.
“We are expecting monsoon to enter central and northern parts of Arabian Sea. By the time monsoon will even cover parts of Maharashtra including Mumbai and enter into southernmost parts of Gujarat and some more portions of Madhya Pradesh and UP,” she said.
“The normal date of monsoon onset’s progress over Delhi is yet to come. It is likely around June 29. There is a cyclonic circulation lying very close to Delhi so there is a good chance of rainfall and thunderstorm development,” Sathi added.
As per a statement issued by the IMD, southwest monsoon has further advanced into eastern more parts of central Arabian Sea, Konkan, most parts of Madhya Maharashtra, remaining parts of Marathwada, Vidarbha some parts of Madhya Pradesh.