Monsoon to hit Delhi week before schedule

June 12th, 2008 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS  


New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The southwest monsoon that is the lifeblood of India is progressing fast towards the north of the country. It is likely to hit Delhi a week ahead of schedule, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said here Thursday. The meteorology office said that looking at the humidity factor and overcast sky in Delhi, it was expected that the monsoon would enter the city at least a week in advance. June 29 is the scheduled date of arrival of the monsoon in Delhi.

The IMD said that conditions were favourable for further advance of the monsoon into some more parts of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh by this Sunday.

“The latest analysis of global numerical weather prediction models indicates possibility of advance of monsoon well ahead of its normal schedule over northwest India including Delhi,” the IMD said in a communiqu

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