The State Meteorological Centre has forecast that monsoon is likely to hit the state by July 8. The state may receive pre-monsoon showers by July 1, 2 after which the maximum temperature is expected to reach normal.
The State meteorological centre director Bikram Singh said, “The pre-monsoon showers are expected to reach the state by July 1, 2 and monsoon is to arrive in the state by July 8. The monsoon reached Kerala this year a little late so the probability of monsoon reaching our state is by July 8.”
The state meteorological centre has also forecast the possibility of light rainfall today and on June 11. Heavy rainfall is also likely in various parts of the state on June 18, 19, and 20. “Giving relief from the high-temperatures, light rainfall is expected on Tuesday and Wednesday. Also, heavy rainfall is expected on June 18, 19 and 20 in most of the places in Uttarakhand which will also result in lowering the temperature to normal. The maximum temperature recorded in Dehradun so far has been 40.4 degree Celsius. There is little probability of temperature reaching normal before June 18,” Singh added.
Hail likely in mountainous regions today
The State Meteorological Centre has given a yellow warning for hail which is likely to be received in parts of the mountainous regions on Tuesday. Light to moderate rainfall is also likely to occur in few places of the state.
The meteorological centre has forecast thunder cloud development and light rain in some areas towards evening and night in Dehradun on Tuesday. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be 40 degree Celsius and 24 degree Celsius respectively.
Meanwhile, the maximum and minimum temperatures recorded at various places of the state were 40 degree Celsius and 22.7 degree Celsius respectively in Dehradun, 40 degree Celsius 26.7 degree Celsius in Pantnagar, 29.3 degree Celsius and 16.3 degree Celsius in Mukteshwar, 30.6 degree Celsius and 19 degree Celsius respectively in New Tehri.