New Delhi: The monsoon in India is likely to be delayed by two days this year. According to the Meteorological Department (IMD), the monsoon will reach Kerala by June 3.
Earlier, the IMD had predicted that the monsoon will reach Kerala on May 31. The IMD said that from June 1, the south-west winds may pick up gradually, due to which the rainfall activity in Kerala may increase. Hence, the monsoon is expected to reach Kerala in June 3.
When will the monsoon arrive in Bihar, UP?
After this, the monsoon will gradually move towards North India. According to an estimate, it is likely to enter Bihar on June 12 or 13. Bihar generally receives monsoon rains from June to September. More rains are expected this year.
According to the Meteorological Department (IMD), this time the monsoon will reach Uttar Pradesh around June 20 i.e. after the third week of June there will be heavy rain in all the districts of UP.
How long is the monsoon in Delhi?
Last month, private weather forecasting agency Skymet Weather said the monsoon could reach Delhi by the end of June. In the month of September, Delhi may get a lot of rain.
However, during the rest of the season, there is an estimated '10-15 per cent decrease in rainfall'. Last year, the monsoon went on 30 September and the rainfall was 20 percent less.
How will the monsoon be this year?
The monsoon is expected to be normal in India this year. This is the third consecutive year when the monsoon is expected to be normal. According to the Meteorological Department (IMD), 98 percent of the long period average is expected to rain between June and September this year.
If the rainfall is between 96 per cent and 104 per cent of the average, it is called normal monsoon. This is the third consecutive time the monsoon is forecast to be normal after 2019 and 2020.
The Meteorological Department (IMD) said that there will be normal rainfall in all areas except the eastern and north eastern parts of the country. However, Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar as well as eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh are expected to receive slightly below normal rains.