New Delhi, June 24: Delhi will receive showers on the normal onset date, anytime between June 29 to July 1, according to MeT Department and Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency. The pre-monsoon activities will begin this week and bring respite to the heat waves affecting Delhiites.Also Read - Weather Updates: No Heatwave In Delhi For Next 4 days, Monsoon Hits Andaman, Kerala Braces For Heavy Rains, 2 Lakh Hit By Assam Floods

According to Skymet prediction, the monsoon is likely to arrive anytime after June 29, while Delhi is likely to receive its pre-monsoon showers from Monday, June 25. M Mohapatra, senior scientist at IMD predicted,”The pre-monsoon showers can be expected around June 27.” Also Read - World Hypertension Day: How Intense Heat Waves in North India May Affect High BP Patients?

Mahesh Palawat, Director of Skymet reportedly said, “Monsoon has revived and is moving northwards. It has already reached parts of Gujarat, western Madhya Pradesh, Vidharba, Odisha and West Bengal.” Also Read - Fire Breaks Out in Footwear Factory in Delhi's Narela; Firefighting Operation Underway

For the first two weeks of June, the rainfall was recorded at 19 per cent surplus. From June 13 to June 19, a deficit of 4 per cent has been noted. Despite the deficit, the western coast and parts of northeastern states received heavy rainfall.

The 2018 monsoon in India will be a “better monsoon” than the previous year, according to IMD. Also, India will receive a “normal rainfall” range between 96 to 104 per cent from June to September, this year.

A Long Period Average (LPA) of 100 per cent, 99 per cent, 95 per cent and 93 per cent rainfall is predicted over the northwest, central, southern and northeast regions of India respectively. A model error of eight per cent has been detected. IMD has predicted an average rainfall of 102 per cent, with error estimate of plus-minus four per cent this season. This LPA is considered “above normal”.

(With inputs from IANS)