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Monsoon delayed; but it will rain in a couple of days

chandigarh Updated: Jul 01, 2012 15:16 IST
Eileen Singh
Eileen Singh
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Three more days of dry heat, and then expect some showers. But don't be too quick to rejoice - it's not exactly monsoon, yet! The meteorological centre has declared that monsoon has been delayed considerably, but pre-monsoon showers are likely in the tricity "by July 4 or 5".

Before that, however, temperature would remain at 39 degrees Celsius, according to centre director Surinder Paul.
"The monsoon route is currently being tracked in central India. It is slowly advancing towards the northern region," Paul added.

Last year, pre-monsoons had already arrived in mid-June, and monsoon rains had arrived by the end of June. The maximum temperature has been stagnant at 39 for the past three days, and the minimum has been fluctuating between 28 and 29.

But the city has been experiencing north-westerly winds blowing at 10kmph, and the humidity is also reported to have decreased by the evening on Saturday due to the winds coming in from the Himachal region and also Hisar region that has been experiencing rainfall.