Monsoon to hit Tricity after July 1, confirms IMD
Officials at the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Chandigarh, said the monsoon was likely to hit the tricity after July 1.
“Monsoons will definitely start after July 1. Pre-monsoons will arrive in the city in the week before that,” officials at the Met department said.
They said the tricity was set to see rain throughout the week starting June 25, with rain first expected to start on Tuesday.
“For now, a system has been detected over Chandigarh being caused by Western Disturbances. It will bring in rain on Tuesday in the late evening,” the officials said.
“Pre-monsoons can be expected in the city by the weekend, and the monsoons in the first week of July,” they added.
In the next three days, the maximum temperature is expected to fall down to 34 degrees, bringing residents relief from the scorching heat. Officials said the maximum temperature could fall even lower towards the end of the week, touching 30 degrees. Minimum temperature could decreased to as much as 21 degrees by the end of the week.
Meanwhile, the maximum temperature on Sunday at 39.3 degrees remained almost similar to Saturday’s 39 degrees.