The southwest monsoon has covered the entire country, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its bulletin released on Friday.
The IMD had predicted deficit rain during the monsoon this year and despite making a late entry – hitting the Kerala coast on June 5, a delay of four days – the monsoon has made rapid strides to cover the entire country ahead of the scheduled date of July 15.
In its rain forecast for the next couple of days, the IMD said thundershowers would occur at most places along the west coast as well as over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, east and northeast India and at a few places over peninsular India. Weather Update
Rain would also occur at isolated places over rest of the country. Weather Update
However, private weather forecasting company Skymet said that apart from some spells of patchy rain, the monsoon will slow down in the next few days.
“The monsoon will pick up all over the country only after July 7,” Skymet official Mahesh Palawat told Media Sources.