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Wait for monsoon gets longer in Chandigarh, likely to hit city after July 10

Generally, monsoon hits the city on June 29. The maximum delay occurred in 1987 when rains hit the city on July 29. In 1982, it was July 16, July 15 in 1969, July 15 in 1974 and July 11 in 1979,” said a weather department official.

punjab Updated: Jul 07, 2017 14:22 IST
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Girls at the Sukhna Lake after overnight drizzle brought a dip in temperature on Thursday.
Girls at the Sukhna Lake after overnight drizzle brought a dip in temperature on Thursday.(Anil Dayal/HT)

The initial encouraging signs of an early monsoon have now fizzled out as it has been delayed by three-four days. The earlier forecast of monsoon hitting the city by June 7 has now been pushed to June 10 or 11, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD).

“Monsoon can strike around July 10 or 11 as it has weakened. It will be revived in two-three days and rains will hit Chandigarh and other parts of Punjab,” said Surender Paul, director, IMD, Chandigarh.

The northern limit of the monsoon for the last three days has been stationed at Barmer, Sikar, Sonepat, Shimla and Jammu. However, there will be light rains in for the next few days in and around the city due to western disturbances. The humidity levels would be around 90% with maximum temperature hovering around 35° Celsius, he said.

Generally, monsoon hits the city on June 29. The maximum delay occurred in 1987 when rains hit the city on July 29. In 1982, it was July 16, July 15 in 1969, July 15 in 1974 and July 11 in 1979,” said a weather department official.

Meanwhile, the observatory at the Chandigarh airport recorded 26.2mm rainfall while that at Sector 39 recorded just 3mm of rain in the wee hours of Thursday. The maximum temperature on Thursday was 33.2° C, two degrees below normal (the average of weather parameters of the past three decades).