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Delhi monsoon expected to begin this Monday, according to IMD

Maximum temperatures in the northwest region of India are projected to decrease by 4 to 6 degrees Celsius in the upcoming five-day period.
The onset of monsoon in Kerala occurred on 8 June this year, which was delayed by a week compared to its usual arrival date of 1 June.

New Delhi: According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the southwest monsoon is expected to bring relief from the scorching heat as it advances into Delhi, Gujarat, East Rajasthan, Punjab, and certain areas of Haryana and Chandigarh within the next 48 hours. Consequently, maximum temperatures in northwest India are projected to decrease by 4 to 6 degrees Celsius over the course of the next five days.

Favorable conditions are present for the monsoon to progress further across several regions in India. This includes most parts of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, as well as Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh. The monsoon, which initially arrived on the Kerala coast on 8 June with a one-week delay, has now expanded its reach to additional areas such as the Central Arabian Sea, Karnataka, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, East Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Uttarakhand, and Himachal Pradesh.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted the formation of a low-pressure area due to cyclonic circulation over the northwest Bay of Bengal and the adjoining coasts of Odisha and West Bengal within the next 24 hours. This development, combined with the monsoon's intensification, is expected to result in heavy rainfall. Odisha will experience heavy to very heavy rainfall until Tuesday, while Jharkhand will witness it on Sunday and Monday. Gangetic West Bengal will see rains until Sunday, followed by Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura from Sunday to Wednesday. Arunachal Pradesh will also experience rainfall on Wednesday. Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, West Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, East Uttar Pradesh, and East Rajasthan will receive heavy to very heavy rainfall on specific days mentioned.

In the next five days, heavy to very heavy rainfall, thunderstorms, and lightning are expected in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Vidarbha. Similar weather patterns are anticipated in the southern and western regions until Wednesday.

Meanwhile, certain regions experienced above-normal temperatures. West and northeast Rajasthan, southern Haryana, southeast Uttar Pradesh, northwest Jharkhand, Madhya Maharashtra, and Marathwada recorded maximum temperatures ranging from 38°C to 40°C. Parts of Jammu and Kashmir saw temperatures 4-6°C higher than normal, while Marathwada, Madhya Maharashtra, Jharkhand, West Vidarbha, Konkan, Goa, Gangetic West Bengal, and South Bihar experienced temperatures 3-4°C above normal.

The weather department expects no significant change in maximum temperatures across the rest of the country in the next five days. Furthermore, there are no predictions of heat wave conditions nationwide until Wednesday.