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Monsoon to hit Kerala tomorrow, heatwave in Northern India to last another week

Preeti Soni | Jun 7, 2019, 10.28AM IST

  • Monsoon is likely to hit Kerala on June 8.
  • With the monsoon delayed for another week, heatwaves in Northern India are going to continue.
With the early drought warning hovering over 43.3% parts of the country, people in India aren’t going to get relieved from heat waves for another week. However the monsoon is likely to begin within 48 hours in Kerala and would take at least seven days to reach the central and western regions of the country.




Temperature in Rajasthan’s Churu soared to 50 degree Celsius on June 1— the day when monsoon normally hits Southern parts of India. Many parts of the country are struggling with heat waves with the maximum temperature between 45 degrees to 50 degree Celsius.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), heat waves were expected in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra's Vidarbha region, Telangana and coastal Andhra Pradesh.

Expected Monsoon dates in key parts of India
State

Normal Monsoon onset date

Delayed till (Approximate)*

Kerala

1 June

8 June

Tamil Nadu

1 June

8 June

Odisha

10 June

17 June

Maharashtra

10 June

17 June

New Delhi

29 June

5 July

West Bengal

10 June

17 June

Bihar

10 June

17 June

Andhra Pradesh

1 June

8 June

Karnataka

5 June

13 June

Haryana

1 July

8 July

Punjab

1 July

8 July

Uttar Pradesh



Madhya Pradesh

15 June

22 June

Meghalaya

5 June

13 June

Chattisgarh

10 June

18 June

Rajasthan

1 July

8 July

*These are expected dates and may differ from the actual dates.
This has been the second driest pre-monsoon season in the last 65 years, with the lowest being recorded in 2012 when countrywide cumulative rainfall deficiency had mounted to 31 per cent, according Private forecaster Skymet

The heatwaves are expected to become severe in New Delhi and other northern cities in the coming days and the mercury is expected to breach 45 degrees Celsius.

The National Capital Region along with Haryana and Punjab may get some relief due rains and thunderstorm led by western disturbances after June 11.


Delhi on Wednesday recorded a maximum temperature of 44.6 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average.

(With IANS)
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