New Delhi, June 20: The Southwest Monsoon 2017 is expected to reach early in Delhi as the city woke up to the pre-monsoon showers on the morning of June 20. The rains are predicted throughout the week in Delhi. Drizzling is still going on in few parts of Delhi-NCR such as R K Puram, Green Park, Vasant Vihar, and Noida. Places such as Lakshmi Nagar, ITO, Chandni Chowk, AIIMS, and South Extension have already reported good pre-monsoon rains. The Monsoon 2017 is also likely to further arrive in Chhatisgarh, Bihar, and Odisha. According to Skymet Weather, a Western Disturbance over Jammu and Kashmir has induced a cyclonic circulation over Punjab region.
Delhi woke up to a rainy morning as the temperature came down to 25 degrees Celsius, three degrees below the average. The showers have been triggered by the Western disturbances and a trough has been running from this system across northwestern plains resulting in rains in Delhi-NCR.
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Major contribution has come from Pasighat that recorded 94 mm of rainfall in past 24 hours, followed by Gangtok at 87 mm and Kailashahar 62 mm, as per SkyMet. According to the weather forecast, the vigorous rains are expected in most parts of northeastern states during the next 24 hours. Moderate to heavy Monsoon showers are likely along the West Coast, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Vidarbha.
MeT officials had earlier predicted that Western disturbances are likely to hit Delhi-NCR this week and predicted rains throughout the week. According to the reports, the maximum temperature which has been around 44 degrees Celsius is expected to come down by over 13 degrees.
Vidarbha, Marathwada, East Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh may also receive moderate rainfall on June 20. Another turf was seen extending from Goa to Kerala adding more momentum to the rains in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.