“The northern limit of the monsoon continues to pass through Mundra, Mehsana, Udaipur, Shivpuri, Siddhi, Lalitpur, Chaibasa, Haldia, Pakur, Sahibganj and Raxaul. Conditions are likely to become favorable for further advance of Monsoon into the remaining parts of the North Arabian Sea, Gujarat State, Madhya Pradesh; some more parts of Rajasthan; remaining parts of Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, and Bihar; most parts of East Uttar Pradesh; some more parts of West Uttar Pradesh; some parts of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir-Ladakh-Gilgit-Baltistan-Muzaffarabad, northern parts of Punjab and northern parts of Haryana during next 3-4 days”, IMD has said. 

Monsoons are presently delayed by about a week compared to their normal trajectory. It slowed down for around 9 days after June 11. 

There is a 19% rain deficiency over the country with 57% rain deficiency over northwest India; 23% deficiency over central India; 16% over east and northeast India and 9% excess over peninsular India.  

“After its revival, monsoon will progress further & cover the whole country by July 5. An active monsoon phase is expected in the next 2-3 weeks with heavy rains along the west coast and north India. High probability of extreme rains & flooding in north India,” M Rajeevan, former secretary, ministry of Earth Sciences wrote on X.

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