Though it reached India’s mainland several days later than the usual June 1 this year, the monsoon is likely to set on Delhi and the National Capital Region ahead of schedule.
Annual monsoon rains have covered half of the land mass four days later than the usual date, sources in the weather office said.
The monsoon deficit and high temperatures delaying crop planting, are giving jitters to the govt that needs a good harvest to prop up shaky economy, curb inflation.
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“Contingency plans are already in place, states have been suitably advised, sufficient food stocks are in place," said Radha Mohan Singh
Even though the Met department has predicted below-normal monsoon this year, rice and wheat prices are likely to remain steady as the country has enough stock.
The monsoon is two days overdue in Mumbai — it should have reached on June 10 — and is still some distance away from the city.
Meteorologists have forecast a 1-2 degree drop in temperature and humidity increase by Monday-Tuesday, when moisture-laden South Easterly and Easterly winds are expected to start blowing over the region.
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Progress expected to be slower than usual as Met department has warned of a below-average monsoon this year
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