New Delhi: India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday said that the South West Monsoon is further delayed by four to five days in the remaining parts of northern India including Delhi.
IMD officials said the prevailing meteorological conditions, large scale atmospheric features and the forecast wind pattern by dynamical models suggest that favourable conditions are unlikely to develop for further advance of southwest monsoon into the remaining parts of Rajasthan, West Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and Punjab during next four-five days.
They also said that from Saturday onwards, the moisture-laden winds from the Bay of Bengal will start reaching the remaining parts of northern India and that will create conducive weather conditions for Monsoon.
The weather officials also said that the Northern Limit of the southwest monsoon (NLM) continues to pass through Barmer, Bhilwara, Dholpur, Aligarh, Meerut, Ambala and Amritsar.
Hence, subdued rainfall activity is very likely to prevail over Northwest, Central and Western parts of Peninsular India during the next four-five days. Isolated/scattered thunderstorm activity accompanied with lightning and rainfall is also likely over these regions during this period, they added.
The IMD also said that under the influence of strong moist southwesterly winds at lower tropospheric levels from the Bay of Bengal to the northeast and adjoining east India and a trough at mean sea level from East Uttar Pradesh to Nagaland will cause fairly widespread to widespread rainfall very likely over Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, Jharkhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura during next five days.
The national weather bureau also said that moderate to severe thunderstorms accompanied by frequent cloud to ground lightning very likely over Bihar, Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal likely to occur during the next 24 hours. This may cause injuries leading to casualties to people and animals staying outdoors it added.