The monsoon season has arrived in Delhi and Mumbai at the same time for the first time in 62 years. According to the India Meteorological Department, the normal onset date for Mumbai is June 11, while for Delhi, it is June 27. The soft grey and rainy conditions brought by the monsoon prevented the maximum temperature in Delhi from rising above 30 degrees Celsius and improved the city’s air quality to the satisfactory category. Although the monsoon arrived in Delhi two days earlier than expected, it was delayed by two weeks in reaching Mumbai, said IMD.
On June 21, 1961, the monsoon last reached both Delhi and Mumbai at the same time. On the same day that year, the monsoon arrived in the rest of the nation, according to IMD. The southern peninsula and certain areas of east and northeast India had primarily been under rain up until this past weekend. Several areas of Delhi and Mumbai are expected to experience severe rain during the coming days, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Additionally, the IMD has issued an orange alert for both cities, suggesting the likelihood of significant rainfall.
The inhabitants of Delhi and Mumbai, who have been suffering from the sweltering heat for several weeks, are now feeling much-needed reprieve thanks to the arrival of the monsoon. The temperature in both cities has decreased as a result of the rain. In the upcoming weeks, India can expect heavy rains brought on by the monsoon. This year, the IMD predicts that there will be more rain than usual in the nation.
The onset of the monsoon is a major event in India. Monsoon is a seasonal wind system in southern Asia that primarily affects India and its surrounding water bodies. The monsoon brings heavy rainfall, which is crucial for agriculture and industry in India and Southeast Asia. The amount of rainfall is variable from place to place, with the Western Ghats in India receiving the most spectacular clouds and rain.
The arrival of monsoon is eagerly awaited as it provides relief from the scorching summer heat and brings new life to the land, filling up the rivers and lakes, and recharging the groundwater table. It is an important source of water for irrigation and drinking purposes. The monsoon also plays a vital role in the economy of the country by providing the necessary water for agriculture and hydropower generation.