Monsoon keeps its date with Delhi


“On Sunday, the southwest monsoon further advanced to some more parts of Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh, remaining parts of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, entire National Capital region NCR (Delhi) and some parts of Haryana,” India Meteorological Department said in a statement.

Fairly widespread rainfall is likely over northwest India, including the NCR, in the next 24 hours, after which there would be a dip in the monsoon’s intensity. 

However, in the adjoining areas of east Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, heavy rainfall may continue for another three to four days.

Delhi witnessed a wet June, thanks to several surges of good rain, including a particularly wet spell last week, due to a western disturbance. 

The city recorded more than 19 cm of rain in June — which is way above the average of 8.2 cm expected in Delhi.

Meteorological records suggest this was the wettest June in Delhi since 2003.

Flooding in Palghar
The tribal belt of Dahanu in Palghar district recorded 410 mm rainfall over the weekend resulting in inundation at several places.

According to the Mumbai-based Regional Meteorological Centre of the IMD, Jawhar recorded 410 mm rainfall. 

The neighbouring district of Nashik, too, received heavy rainfall and the temple town of Trimbakeshwar recorded 140 mm rainfall.

Mumbai, too, received heavy downpour. On Saturday, an auto driver in Borivali died after a branch of a tree fell on his vehicle during the early hours.

In Jogeshwari East, an old foot overbridge collapsed after heavy rain lashed the city.

Southern Tamil Nadu witnessed some respite after several days of heavy rain. 

However, the northern districts of the state received rain with the weather office predicting heavy downpour across the state in the next 24 hours.Rare rainfall in Jodhpur 
Heavy rain lashed Jodhpur city on Saturday night leading to massive waterlogging and flooding in the old city, DHNS reports from Jodhpur. 

The intensity of the rain was such that the entire city was flooded within an hour. 

Around 50 mm rainfall was recorded in an hour, which is the highest in two decades for a desert city like Jodhpur. 

A professor, Amar Chand Rathore, working at Bangar College, who was riding a bike, was washed away. The police recovered his body from a drainage channel. 

“It is surprising that an hour of rain resulted in severe waterlogging. This raises several questions about the drainage system,” said 58-year-old Sharad Devi. 

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