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MONSOON HITS Delhi

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Written by Deepali Aggarwal

Monsoon has always been that time of the year which brings about a unique rejuvenating feeling in our soul. The earthly smell of freshly dampened soil is how it gets started and in a matter of time, green foliage begins to emerge everywhere. Finally after a long delay and a dried June monsoon has arrived in Delhi, providing a great relief to people by bring the temperature below normal and making the weather really soothing. The city received 5.5 mm of rain between 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM on Thursday bringing down mercury below the 35 degree mark, precisely to 32.7 degree Celsius which is three degrees less than normal for this part of the year. The arrival of monsoon has been confirmed by the MET department in Delhi and other parts of northern India. The Department has said that there is sufficient humidity and winds are flowing both from Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal, which is a typical sign of monsoon’s arrival in North India.
On Thursday, the city recorded uneven rainfall. While parts of east Delhi received light showers for almost an hour in the afternoon, the Akshardham observatory did not record any rainfall. Lodhi Road recorded 23.8mm rainfall while Najafgarh recorded 7mm, Jaffarpur recorded 4mm, and Palam and Delhi University recorded 1mm rainfall.
However, in places like west Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat where the monsoon was expected to arrive between June 10 and 15, there has been practically no rain. The IMD’s data for June showed that parts of Gujarat have received 91 per cent less rainfall. In June, the country overall received 42 per cent less rainfall than what was expected.
 The showers in Delhi have the brought much-needed respite from the sweltering heat that had been troubling Delhiites for the past few days.  While the city rejoiced over the monsoon showers for the second consecutive day, the Met Department has predicted a weak monsoon this time. Currently, apart from winds from the two seas, the rainfall is also occurring because of western disturbance and a cyclonic circulation active over Punjab. On an average South Westerly monsoon in the Capital witnesses at least six to eight rainfall systems from July to September. If Delhi receives around 196.16 millimeters of rainfall during these three months, then the monsoon is said to be normal.

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