Monsoon to gain strength in next 48 hours: IMD
New Delhi: The Indian Metrological Department (IMD) on Monday sought to assure all sweltering in heat in North India, saying Monsoon would gain strength in the next 48 hours.
Addressing a press conference, IMD director SC Bhan said Monsoon rains are expected to travel northwards in the next two days.
“There is an upper air circulation in Bay of Bengal, which is expected to move towards North in three to four days. This will bring along Monsoon rains,” Bhan said.
Monsoon is currently held up in Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, and eastern Uttar Pradesh. It had reached eastern UP on June 21.
Describing the present Monsoon conditions as neutral, the official said rains are likely in Delhi by weekend.
Pre-monsoon showers could lash Delhi and nearby areas as early as in the next two to three days.
According to him, the June rain deficit is likely to be compensated this month.
The month of June recorded 31% deficit in Monsoon rains in northwest India, he added.
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