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Monsoon 2017 : Delhi Gets First Rains; Maharashtra, Andhra, Goa, Hyderabad Face Downpour

Monsoon 2017 : Delhi Gets First Rains; Maharashtra, Andhra, Goa, Hyderabad Face Downpour
Written by Shruti Bhatt

The national capital today morning woke up to a fresh outpour which drenched many areas of the city and nearby NCR. However the effect was not as cooling as the residents of the capital had long expected. Though the sudden showers did help in lowering the temperature a little bit (the morning was a cool 23℃), bringing a somewhat short-lived relief. The rain, which started as soon as two in the night in some parts of the city, continued till 6 am on Friday morning. This was a huge relief to NCR witnessing an intense spell of heat wave with mercury touching 47 degrees Celsius.

The Met department says that monsoon has reached Maharashtra, Odisha and West Bengal on June 12 and it will reach North India on time. South west Monsoon is vigorous over Goa and Konkan these days, with coastal Karnataka and Maharashtra, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh facing huge downpours.

The country this year has up to today seen 74.1 mm rainfall, with Northeast and East India facing 147.7 mm, Southern Peninsula 92.7 mm, Central India 69.9 mm and North West India a mere 28.6 mm. However, these figures are surprising as overall the rainfall has increased 10% from the normal, with Northeast and East India seeing a dip of 10%, while Southern Peninsula, Central and North West India facing increase of 22%, 28% and 17% from the normal rainfall.

While the monsoon is yet to hit Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana and other states of North and North West India, coastal India and East-North East India faces heavy downpours in the upcoming days as well with regions of Asaam, Meghalaya, Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, Goa, Konkan, Tripura, Coastal Andhra and Coastal Karnataka as well as Bengal, Orissa, Arunachal Pradesh having heavy to extremely heavy rainfalls.

While heavy rains are predicted to hit Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Uttarakhand in two to three days, Punjab, Delhi and Haryana might have to wait for 20th June to finally witness heavy rainfalls. While East Rajasthan will get only a sample of the rains with some lightening, West Rajasthan is predicted to have no show till at least 20th June.

Some parts of Vidarbh, Telangana and Coastal Andhra Pradesh have reported to have seen double digit rainfall (=/~ 10 cm) in last 24 hours, which is record rainfall for this season.

About the author

Shruti Bhatt

Shruti Bhatt is an engineering graduate, consumed with her passions day in and day out. An avid moviemaniac, a foodie, a bibliophile, and coffee-fashion-music enthusiast, Ms. Bhatt is on the way of becoming a raconteur - the word she is most fascinated with.