Monsoon to cover entire country by July 6

Rains lash Delhi, Chandigarh, Punjab | Orange alert for Delhi today

Monsoon to cover entire country by July 6

Vehicles wade through a waterlogged road in New Delhi on Thursday. tribune photo: manas Ranjan Bhui

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, June 30

The southwest monsoon today arrived over Delhi and parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh meteorological subdivision, bringing respite to people from sweltering heat and humid weather. Heavy rains lashed many parts, including Delhi and Chandigarh, leaving roads waterlogged.

The monsoon is likely to cover entire country by July 6, said the IMD.

Orange alert for Delhi today

  • The India Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert, warning of moderate rainfall in New Delhi on Friday
  • A ‘yellow’ alert is in place for light rain on the subsequent six days

It said the seasonal rains advanced into entire Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, some parts of Rajasthan, entire Delhi, some parts of Punjab and Haryana, and Chandigarh. The Northern Limit of Monsoon now passes through Deesa, Ratlam, Jaipur, Rohtak, Pathankot and Jammu. Many places in Haryana, including Panchkula, Kaithal, Mahendragarh, Rewari, Sonepat and Yamunanagar also witnessed heavy downpour, the Meteorological Department said. Meanwhile, conditions are favorable for further advance of monsoon into some more parts of Rajasthan, entire Punjab and Haryana in the next 24 hours.

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