The Southwest monsoon 2021 has so far covered most parts of the country except parts of Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana and Punjab.
The northern Limit of southwest monsoon continues to pass through Barmer, Bhilwara, Dholpur, Aligarh, Meerut, Ambala and Amritsar. Since, 19th June, there has not been any progress of monsoon. It was due to impact mid-latitude westerly winds and unfavourable Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO) and absence of formation of low pressure system over North Bay of Bengal.
Ministry of Earth Sciences in a statement said that further advance of southwest monsoon into remaining parts of Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana and Punjab is not likely till 7th July.
The Ministry said, for the country as a whole, total rainfall during this year’s Southwest Monsoon season’s Rainfall till 30th June, has been above normal by about 10% above Long Period Average with actual rainfall during the same period is 18.29 centimeter against its normal of 16.69 centimeter.