Southwest Monsoon will reach Delhi around July 10 this year, making it the most-delayed in the last 15 years.
India Meteorological Department said that monsoon is likely to advance over remaining parts of west Uttar Pradesh, some more parts of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan and Delhi around July 10. It said rainfall activity is likely to increase over northwest and central India from July 10.
After arriving two days late in Kerala, the monsoon had raced across the country, covering eastern, central and adjoining northwest India seven to 10 days earlier than normal. But then, with conditions remaining unfavourable for its advance, the monsoon weakened and entered a break phase.
Normally, monsoon reaches Delhi by June 27 and covers the entire country by July 8. Last year, the wind system had reached Delhi on June 25 and covered the entire country by June 29.