With the southwest monsoon knocking across Maharashtra on Sunday, it also reached parts of Gujarat and Chhattisgarh, while the weather remained hot and humid in many parts of North India. The India Meteorological Department said that the monsoon has knocked over most parts of western and central India, but its progress is likely to be slow this week.
Delhi crossed 40 degrees
The highest temperature in the national capital remained around 40 degrees Celsius while the humidity level remained between 40-82 percent. Safdarjung Observatory, which provides data for Delhi, recorded a maximum temperature of 40.8 degrees Celsius, slightly above normal. At the same time, the Palam and Pusa weather stations recorded maximum temperatures of 41.4 and 42.2 degrees Celsius respectively.
A thunderstorm can occur in many parts of Rajasthan today
Meanwhile, several places in eastern and western parts of Rajasthan received heavy to moderate rain on Sunday morning while some places are in the grip of scorching heat. 58 millimeters in Kotputli, 50 mm in Kolayat in Bikaner, 47 mm in Salumbar in Udaipur, 45 mm of rain in Kotkasim in Alwar rain was recorded in the region. Sriganganagar was the hottest place in the state with 44.9 degree Celsius.
Monsoon reached Maharashtra
At the same time, after four days of hitting the Maharashtra coast, the southwest monsoon has made steady progress and now it has reached the entire state. An Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) official said on Sunday that so far the monsoon progress has been normal and in line with expectations.
Monsoon active in Chhattisgarh
Meanwhile, Monsoon has been active in Chhattisgarh and many districts of the state are likely to receive heavy rains in the next two days. An official of the meteorological department said that the monsoon usually reaches Ambikapur (northern Chhattisgarh) by the third week of June, but this time it reached here a week ago
Chance of rain in the next five days
Heavy rains are likely over some areas of South Gujarat in the next five days. Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Valsad and some areas of Union Territory of Dadar and Nagar Haveli have received heavy rainfall since Saturday.