Monsoons to be delayed, says IMD

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Monsoons to be delayed, says IMD

The humidity levels in the Capital oscillated between 53 and 72 per cent, according to the Met office.

Strong surface winds and humid conditions prevailed in the national capital on Tuesday with maximum temperature recorded a high of 39 degrees Celsius, two notches more than normal, and a low of 27.8 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year.

Active western disturbance originated over parts of Jammu and Kashmir affected the northern parts of country. The monsoon however is likely to be delayed and expected in the first week of July. Humidity levels oscillated between 53 and 72 per cent, according to the IMD data.

According to Kuldeep Shrivastava, Regional Head at IMD Lodhi Road, "Normally, the monsoon arrives in Delhi NCR by 29th June but the it has been delayed by 10 to 15 days in the southern as well as peninsular India so monsoon is expected in Delhi and West UP by 2nd or 3rd July."