Tribune Information Service
Ludhiana, July 7
The southwest monsoon, which has been delayed by virtually a month, was more likely to advance over remaining components of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan throughout July 10 to 12, the Indian Meteorological Division has stated.
Besides Ludhiana and Kapurthala, which recorded regular rainfall thus far, the delay in monsoon has led to poor rainfall as much as 99 per cent in relaxation 20 districts within the state, the IMD has confirmed.
In a standing report on monsoon and rainfall forecast for Punjab submitted to Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan, the Director Basic of Meteorology Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra stated the southwest monsoon has lined some components of north Punjab (Pathankot, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Ropar and Mohali) and Haryana on June 13 and thereafter no additional advance has taken place over each these states until July 7.
“Because of the impression of stronger center latitude dry continental westerly winds, monsoon has been weak inflicting the subdued rainfall, particularly throughout June 25 to July 6. First half of June skilled above regular rainfall, which decreased thereafter. Nonetheless, scattered rainfall occurred on just a few events throughout this era,” he disclosed.
Submitting the climate forecast for the following 10 days, the DG, IMD, stated in response to newest numerical climate prediction mannequin steerage, the moist easterly winds in decrease degree from the Bay of Bengal are more likely to unfold into northwest India overlaying Punjab and north Haryana by July 10.
“Accordingly, the southwest monsoon is more likely to advance over remaining components of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan throughout July 10 to 12,” he revealed.
Dr Mohapatra said that the subdued rainfall exercise may be very more likely to proceed to prevail over Punjab until July 9. Nonetheless, remoted thunderstorm exercise can be anticipated over Punjab until July 9.
“The monsoon exercise would revive commencing from July 9 evening with rainfall at many locations within the state. It’s more likely to improve additional throughout July 11 to 12 with reasonable rainfall at many locations over the state and remoted heavy rainfall. Through the interval from July 11 to 16, all of the districts of Punjab are anticipated to obtain cumulative rainfall of about 50 to 70 mm,” the IMD DG added.
The report was submitted after the Chief Secretary had held a dialog with the Secretary to the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) concerning the present standing of monsoon and its forecast for Punjab.
Tthe persevering with dry spell has led to a significant energy disaster within the agrarian state with the demand touching a document peak and the customers reeling below frequent outages.