IMD said that widespread rainfall is likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and East Uttar Pradesh during 16-18 June. Heavy rainfall likely over East Madhya Pradesh on 15 and 16 June and over Chhattisgarh during 15-17 June. The heavy downpour resulted in bringing down the temperatures giving respite to people from the heatwave conditions.
Monsoon has arrived in Gujarat and light to moderate rains are likely across the state in the next few days From June 17 to 19, there is a possibility of light to moderate rain with thunder lightning in Bikaner division, Rajasthan In Delhi, the IMD has issued a yellow alert, warning of thundershowers or light rain over the next six days
Northwest and central India is reeling under a heatwave spell since June 2 due to an onslaught of hot and dry westerly winds. Heatwave conditions in isolated areas of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand will continue for up to two more days. The IMD said moisture-laden easterly winds will provide significant relief from the searing heat from June 16 onwards.
IMD said conditions are favourable for the further advance of monsoon over Goa and some more parts of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu in the next two days. The weather office added that it is likely to reach Uttar Pradesh between June 16 and June 22, the IMD said in an extended range forecast.