By NewsGram Staff Writer
In some relief from an intense heat wave that has gripped northern India, the monsoon is expected to arrive on time this year, hitting Kerala on 1st June.
According to Doordarshan News, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that there is no possibility of delay in the arrival of monsoon as of now. It also added that the normal date for monsoon onset on the southern coast is the first of the next month. However, the south west monsoon is expected to be below normal this year and the country will receive about 93 per cent rainfall.
As heat wave conditions continued to sweep many parts of northern India, Haryana’s Hisar turned out to be the hottest place at 42.5 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature was five notches above normal while Amritsar in Punjab recorded a near similar high at 42.3 degrees Celsius, four notches more than normal.