After a long wait, the monsoon finally arrives in Delhi; massive traffic jams result from the heavy rain.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted moderate rain this morning across Delhi.
New Delhi: The long-awaited monsoon has finally come to Delhi, with heavy rain and thunderstorms battering the national capital this morning, causing major traffic congestion. Rain has also fallen in the city’s surrounding districts, such as Gurgaon and Faridabad.
This morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) projected moderate rain across Delhi.
“Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain and winds of 20-40 km/h will occur over and adjacent to most locations of Delhi, NCR (Bahadurgarh, Gurugram, Faridabad, Loni Dehat, Noida) Gohana, Sonipat, Rohtak (Haryana) Khekra (UP) within the next 2 hours,” the IMD said.
The arrival of the southwest monsoon in Delhi today, following a succession of erroneous predictions by the IMD, is the most delayed in 15 years. The National Weather Service was slammed for its failure to anticipate the storm and described it as “unusual and exceptional.” The IMD’s most recent forecast was for the monsoon to arrive last Saturday, after weeks of severe heat in Delhi and the surrounding areas.
After rain fell on the capital today, the IMD proclaimed the onset of monsoon.
Today, July 13th, 2021, the Southwest Monsoon has arrived in Delhi. @rajeevan61pic.twitter.com/Y24OlzE7f5
July 13, 2021 — India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept)
“The rains of the monsoon have finally arrived in Delhi! Even though monsoon conditions had been present for the previous 2-3 days, the Indian Meteorological Department was waiting for these rains to announce monsoon season had begun. Except for Delhi, it has been raining for the past two days “He used Twitter to express himself.
The monsoon has reached nearly every area of the nation except Delhi, Haryana, and sections of west Uttar Pradesh and west Rajasthan. The weather-predicting organization had projected that the monsoon would arrive in these regions by June — a little over a month ago — but that did not materialize.
Despite favorable circumstances, the onset of monsoon in Delhi was delayed, according to K Jenamani, a senior scientist at IMD.