monsoon

The Meteorological Department (MeT) says moist winds are going to be here in few days. These winds will rise from Bay of Bengal and reach the capital soon. Anyway, after mid-July, Delhi always experiences heavy rainfall. Now it is expected that Delhi will receive strong and frequent rainfall by July 20.

At least 27 people have died in rain-related incidents in Mumbai as heavy rains lashed parts of the city. In Malad East, a wall collapsed on hutments leaving 21 people dead.

Local train and flight operations, however, continue to run smoothly. "There was only one diversion around 9 in the morning," Mumbai International Airport Limited spokesperson was quoted as saying by news agency ANI after reports of low visibility.

Monsoon is likely to arrive in Delhi around June 29, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday dismissing reports of a delayed arrival in the national capital.

In a big relief from intense heatwave, the Monsoon arrived in Bihar triggering rainfall in some parts of the state.

After a delay of a week, monsoon hit the Kerala coast today, marking the official commencement of the four-month rainfall season in the country.

Amid the slowing economic growth, this comes as a bad news not only for the farming community but also for the policy makers as the ‘below average’ rainfall is likely to be a dampener for farm produce.

The Indian Metrological Department (IMD) on Monday predicted that quantitatively, the monsoon seasonal (June to September) rainfall is likely to be 96 per cent of the Long Period Average.