Monsoon arrives early in eastern Uttar Pradesh

Kanpur, June 13: Finally, the wait for the people battling the scorching heat is over and the monsoon has knocked in eastern Uttar Pradesh.

The first drizzle of monsoon rains occurred in many districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh and the weather became pleasant.

Although there was no rain in the Kanpur region on Sunday, but according to the Meteorological Department, there will be monsoon rains till late night.

Dr SN Sunil Pandey, Meteorologist, Chandrashekhar Azad University of Agricultural Technology said on Sunday that a low pressure area has formed over the North Bay of Bengal and adjoining Gangetic West Bengal and Orissa coast. Monsoon has reached Bihar and parts of East Uttar Pradesh.

“Light rain has also started in some areas. Conditions are becoming favorable for further advance of Monsoon into some more parts of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and entire Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal and Jharkhand,” Pandey apprised.  

He told that due to the formation of a low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal towards the northwest, the monsoon has reached prematurely in many states of the country. While there is a possibility of heavy rain in the areas of Orissa and West Bengal adjoining the Ganges, in the next 24 hours, a rain alert has been issued in many states including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, and Chhattisgarh.

“The monsoon which has reached central India is moving rapidly towards the northern parts of the country. It is likely to cover entire northern India in the next two days,” he added.

Monsoon reaching 15 days before

The meteorologist said that the monsoon is reaching north India 15 days earlier this time. According to the Meteorological Department, due to favourable weather conditions, the southwest monsoon is expected to reach eastern districts of Uttar Pradesh and including Kanpur on the night of June 13 or June 14. In the next 4-5 days, it is expected to cover the entire country except South Rajasthan and Kutch region of Gujarat.

Meteorologists have predicted that this year, there is a possibility of normal rains from the southwest monsoon from June to September across the country. The maximum and minimum temperatures are running below normal and the wind direction is north-east, with a speed of 5.5 kmph, it said.

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