Northwest India witnessed a dip in temperatures on Friday after almost a week of heat wave conditions but high humidity led to discomfort as the monsoon continued to play truant in the region. The India Meteorological Department, however, said conditions are favourable for the arrival of monsoon rains in Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan within a day.
A parliamentary panel was on Friday told by officials about the possibility of monsoon to hit this part of the country within the next 24 to 48 hours.
Senior representatives of ministry of earth sciences (MoES) and private weather forecaster Skymet Weather shared with the panel the factors which led to the long ‘break phase’ in monsoon since June 19 and explained how the situation will now improve leading to overall ‘normal’ monsoon in the country as predicted earlier.
The parliamentary standing committee on science & technology, and environment, chaired by Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Jairam Ramesh, called them to present their views and share factual position on the status of monsoon, its progress and distribution of rainfall across the country.