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Heavy Rains Lash Delhi-NCR: Downpours Expected Across Western India

Delhi-NCR residents are experiencing heavy monsoon showers, with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issuing a yellow alert for the national capital. The forecast paints a picture of continued heavy downpours across Western India throughout the weekend and into next week.

KJ Staff
Heavy Rainfall in Delhi NCR                                                                                                                                            Source: Freepik
Heavy Rainfall in Delhi NCR Source: Freepik

The recent downpour in Delhi-NCR was accompanied by thunderstorms and wind gusts of up to 40 kilometers per hour. The IMD predicts even heavier rainfall for the capital over the coming weekend.

The good news for some is that these wet conditions are expected to usher in the official arrival of the Southwest Monsoon in several regions. Over the next 2-3 days, areas in West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Chandigarh, Jammu, Uttarakhand, and Punjab are likely to see the monsoon's progression.

IMD Issues Heavy Rainfall Warnings:

The IMD has pinpointed a cyclonic circulation over Central Gujarat, which will significantly impact rainfall patterns across Western India.

June 28th to July 1st:  Heavy rainfall is anticipated in Coastal Karnataka, Gujarat, Konkan, Goa, and Madhya Pradesh. The South Interior Karnataka, Saurashtra, Kerala, Kutch, west Madhya Pradesh, and Mahe can expect heavy showers on June 28th.

June 28th to 30th: Isolated rainfall is forecast in Chhattisgarh and East Madhya Pradesh.

June 28th to July 1st: East Rajasthan shall experience heavy showers.

June 28th and 29th:  East Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, and Uttarakhand are predicted to receive heavy downpours.

June 29th and 30th:  Heavy rain is expected to lash West Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.

June 29th: Bihar is anticipated to receive heavy rainfall.

Yellow Alert Issued in Punjab:

The monsoon has officially arrived in Punjab, entering the state via Pathankot on Thursday. The IMD has issued a yellow alert for heavy rain in 11 districts across the state, including Hoshiarpur, Nawanshahr, Ludhiana, and Barnala. This alert is in effect from June 27th to June 30th and may extend to July 1st in some areas.

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