India Battling Unprecedented Monsoon Onslaught: 80% of Country Submerged
Monsoon Season Presents Unprecedented Spectacle as Delhi and Mumbai Simultaneously Embrace Rain After 62 Years
This year’s monsoon season has taken the nation by storm, offering an extraordinary display of nature’s power and unpredictability. With its unparalleled characteristics, the monsoon has surpassed all expectations, reaching an unprecedented 80 percent of India and shattering previous records, according to Dr. Naresh Kumar from the India Meteorological Department, as reported by NDTV.
The monsoon’s awe-inspiring journey commenced when a low pressure area emerged in the Bay of Bengal, propelling its rapid advancement across the country. Remarkably, Delhi and Mumbai both experienced the monsoon’s arrival on the same day, an occurrence that had not been witnessed in over six decades, as shared by Dr. Kumar.
Traditionally, Mumbai welcomes the monsoon around June 11, while Delhi anticipates its arrival near June 27. However, the simultaneous appearance in both metropolitan cities cannot be directly attributed to climate change, as Dr. Kumar stressed the need for a comprehensive analysis of data spanning several decades to establish such a link.
This year’s monsoon has unfolded in a distinctive pattern, deviating from the norm. Driven by strong winds generated by the aforementioned low pressure zone, the monsoon raced across various regions, resulting in copious rainfall. Interestingly, the western winds originating from the Arabian Sea, which facilitate the monsoon’s progress, coincided perfectly with the formation of the low pressure zone over Maharashtra in the Bay of Bengal. This convergence led to substantial precipitation across Maharashtra, including Mumbai, while simultaneously pushing winds towards northwestern India, eventually reaching Delhi.
However, not all areas have been equally fortunate in receiving rainfall. Clouds over Assam dissipated, and the forecast does not promise significant precipitation in the region. Conversely, Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag and several other areas are expected to receive approximately 12 cm of rainfall, bringing relief to parched lands.
While the monsoon’s arrival brings relief from scorching heat, it also presents a host of challenges. Heavy rainfall and flash floods have ravaged various parts of the country, creating a flood-like situation in several cities. Today, the weather office issued warnings for Punjab and Haryana, anticipating heavy rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds, which are predicted to persist for the next two days.
In a distressing turn of events, flash floods have hit Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district, leaving over 200 individuals stranded, including numerous tourists. Heartbreaking scenes depict the aftermath of the floods, with several vehicles damaged and swept away in Kullu.
Despite the spectacle and unique nature of this year’s monsoon, it serves as a reminder of the immense power of nature and the need for adequate preparation and response to mitigate its impact.
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