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Monsoon likely to reach Delhi in next 48 hours, nearly two weeks ahead of schedule

Monsoon may arrive in Delhi in the next 48 hours as several states witness the advance of southwest monsoon, nearly two weeks ahead of the schedule.

UPDATED: June 13, 2021 23:33 IST

Southwest monsoon may reach Delhi in the next 48 hours having already advanced into parts of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, North Haryana, North Punjab among other states, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday.

Southwest monsoon has arrived in several states 12 to 13 days ahead of the normal schedule, according to IMD.

Most parts of Delhi-NCR and Haryana are likely to witness heavy rain and thunderstorm on Sunday as monsoon advances, the weather department forecasted.

As per IMD, the southwest monsoon has advanced into the entire Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Muzaffarabad.

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Furthermore, most parts of East Uttar Pradesh and some parts of West Uttar Pradesh, North Haryana, Chandigarh and North Punjab have also witnessed the arrival of the monsoon.

According to the weather department, the conditions are favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into most parts Madhya Pradesh, remaining parts of east Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and some more parts of west Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab during the next 48 hours.

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