OCCASIONAL STORMS and intermittent drizzles may have delayed the actual monsoon by 20 days.
According to a senior professor at the Chandra Shekhar Azad Agriculture and Technology University and weather section in-charge DC Kaim, these rains were mistaken as the pre-monsoon rains, but in fact, they were caused by cyclonic conditions created in the Indian ocean.
These cyclonic rains often hamper the development of the monsoon in the desired areas. He said that these rain storms followed by extremely humid conditions was not favourable either for the crops or for human health.
He apprehended drought-like conditions, if the monsoon failed to proceed by the end of June 30 or first week of July. He suggested to farmers that they avoid sowing crops, which needed more water and should depend upon dry land crops.