The monsoons are likely to bring respite to the alarming rise in temperatures in Central India and the north Indian plains in the next two to three days, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) data. With the revival of showers over the weekend, there is a steady advance in monsoon activities, reports weatherman. Also Read - Temperature to Rise Gradually Over Northwest, Central India in Next 48 Hours: IMD

Additional Director General Mritunjay Mohapatra of IMD said that from June 27 onwards, parts of northwest India are likely to experience favourable conditions for pre-monsoon thunderstorm activity.  The monsoon is expected to hit the national capital on June 29, which is the normal onset date. Also Read - Monsoon 2020: Kerala Receives Fresh Spell of Rains, Thunderstorm as Southwest Monsoons Hit Coast

When the Southwest Monsoon arrived three days ahead of its normal on-set date on May 29, the coastal parts of Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra and south Gujarat were damaged. The southern peninsula of the four meteorological divisions of the country has recorded 29 per cent more rains. Also Read - Southwest Monsoon Likely to Advance Over Andaman And Nicobar Around May 16, Says IMD

Mohapatra said,”The monsoon has revived from June 23. It has today advanced to Gujarat’s Saurashtra (region), Veraval, Ahemdabad, and Maharashtra’s Amravati. On the eastern side, it has covered the entire Assam, reached Jalpaiguri in north West Bengal and Midnapore in South West Bengal. The North Indians plains will receive pre-monsoon thundershowers on June 27.” He added that the monsoon is likely to hit the remaining parts of Odisha, West Bengal, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and east Uttar Pradesh in the next 48 hours.

There are 36 meteorological sub-divisions in the country out of which 24 has been marked “deficient” and “largely deficient rainfall”.  To date, less than 25 per cent of the country has received normal or excess rains. Until yesterday there was a 10 per cent overall monsoon deficiency. The rainfall deficit was 29 in east-northeast India and 24 per cent in northwest India.

(With inputs from PTI)