Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, July 19
Whereas widespread rain that lashed most components of northern India throughout the previous 24 hours was considerably extra that what is generally skilled throughout this specific interval, monsoon for the month of July nonetheless stays under par in Punjab and Haryana.
In Haryana, rain was above regular by as a lot as 580 per cent since yesterday, whereas it was in extra by 244 per cent and 74 % in Himachal Pradesh and Punjab, respectively.
In keeping with knowledge compiled by the India Meteorological Division (IMD), Haryana acquired 31.three mm rain over the previous 24 hours as in comparison with the conventional of 4.6 mm. Himachal skilled 35.eight mm rain towards the conventional of 10.Four mm whereas Punjab acquired 9.2 mm towards the conventional of 5.three mm.
Whereas the revival of monsoon over north India has been on a robust be aware rain throughout the month of July has been under regular by 46 % in Punjab and 5 % in Haryana. Himachal has fared slightly higher with rain being 6 per cent above regular to date throughout this month.
In keeping with the IMD, the current spell of heavy to very heavy rainfall exercise may be very more likely to proceed until July 20, with widespread rain and remoted heavy to very heavy falls over western Himalayan area together with Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, in addition to adjoining northwest India that features Punjab, Haryana and east Rajasthan. Thereafter lower in rainfall exercise over the identical areas is anticipated.
Rain in June had been surplus, with the IMD asserting the arrival on monsoon over north India in mid-June, about 15 days forward of schedule. To start with of this month, monsoon weakened with solely remoted showers being skilled in some components of the area.
Although the skies over most components of the area remained cloudy or partially cloudy with intermittent rain in some components over the previous three to 4 days, heavy rain have been skilled solely throughout the previous 24 hours.