Monsoon arrived at fortnight ahead


Monsoon has arrived the entire country around two weeks ahead of its normal date, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday.

The seasonal rains reached Sriganganagar — its last post in the country located in west Rajasthan — much ahead of normal arrival date of July 15.

Generally the monsoon covers the entire country by July 1 but west Rajasthan gets rains later. However, this year, strong easterly rains transported the current faster to cover northwest India ahead of schedule.

According to an IMD statement, the monsoon trough which is currently seen to the south of its normal position is likely to shift northwards towards the foothills of the Himalayas from July 1 to July 6. As a result, the rainfall activity is likely to reduce over Central India and increase along the foothill regions around July 1 and 2.


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