Searing heat. Rising temperatures. Enormity of humidity. The feeling of being stuck in your house even as the lockdown has ended with the realisation that there’s immense heat outside. Can’t be truer in the case of Delhi. For at the moment, where the national capital is concerned, then it is burning or something like it. And that’s only normal, right, especially given the time of the year this is? Well, given the fact that up north, in cities like Delhi with its nearby regions, such as Noida, Faridabad, Gurgaon, June has turned out a non-negotiable month in terms of the rising mercury- only one meaningful question remains. And it seems how early can one find an answer to that one- when will monsoon in Delhi come to rescue us?
So what do you think when might monsoon in Delhi finally arrive, ending a series of weeks that have been engulfed in searing temperatures? That being said, what the MET Department suggested as answer was anything but delightful and may not be able to provide anyone with relief of any sort.
So why is that and what is it that eludes Delhi where the weather in the imminent future of the city is concerned?
For starters, how would you react if you were told my your mum that she’s not cooked anything today, especially after you’ve endured a long and rough day having forgotten to carry any lunch to work? Well, this may sound like a random question, but in truth, has something where it comes to understanding Delhi’s monsoons.
Actually speaking, the fact of the matter is that there will be no monsoon in Delhi for about 5 or 6 days in the immediate future. This, clearly then brings forth a question- is the monsoon in Delhi delayed then? What is it exactly?
A report published on that weather update that can either brighten or roughen up one feathers, particularly where the monsoon in Delhi is concerned happened to highlight the following:
The Southwest Monsoon has reached Barmer in western Rajasthan, one of its last outposts, two weeks before its normal schedule but is yet to arrive in the north Indian plains including Delhi, which have been reeling under searing heat, the Meteorological office said on Tuesday. The northern limit of Southwest Monsoon continues to pass through Barmer, Bhilwara, Dholpur, Aligarh, Meerut, Ambala and Amritsar, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
After arriving two days late in Kerala, the Monsoon had raced across the country, covering the eastern, central and adjoining northwest India seven to 10 days earlier than normal. It has even covered parts of north India, including Barmer, a border district and desert area, but parts of western Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana are yet to receive Monsoon rainfall.
Normally, Monsoon reaches Delhi by June 27 and covers the entire country by July 8. Last year, the wind system had reached Delhi on June 25 and covered the entire country by June 29. However, this year, the wait for Delhi, Haryana, parts of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan has been long even as the mercury and humidity levels continued to soar, the IMD said, adding that immediate relief is unlikely.
All of that told, the only thing one can do for now is to wait patiently and expect a good monsoon in the city that’s been riled up by absolutely no dearth in heat.