Amid the sweltering hot weather, Chandigarh today welcomed the spell of rain in and around the city. The storm started early at around 4 am in the morning followed by light showers uptil 8:30 am. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) mentioned that the weather will remain cloudy as well as windy due to the pre-monsoon that has hit the northern region of India.
The morning was pleasant as the cool weather and rain showers provided respite to the people of Chandigarh from scorching heat. The Chandigarh alone received 3.6mm of rainfall while the rain is forecasted for tomorrow morning also by the IMD. As predicted, the weather will remain clear next week as well and the city will not receive rainfall till the next weather disturbance.
Apart from Chandigarh, some parts of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh also received rainfall bringing a sudden drop in temperature.
After effects of storm in Chandigarh
The storm broke out during the wee hours of the morning today with strong wind and dust that resulted in powercut in almost every sectors of Chandigarh including sector 26, 27, 28 and the industrial area both phases.
Not only this, many areas witnessed felling and uprooting of trees especially in Sector 23, Chandigarh, near phase 11 and on the dividing road of phase 7 and 8 in Mohali. However, no one got injured due to the felling of trees.
When will monsoon reach Chandigarh
The south- west monsoon has reached India two days earlier that it was predicted and has hit Kerala and North -East yesterday. The sudden downpour has given respite to the people from the blazing summers and will help farmers with irrigation. The monsoon clouds will take another 15 to 20 days to hit the northern plateau. This year, India is forecasted to have good monsoon with timely showers than it was last year.
The good rain is what everyone is hoping this monsoon season as it will lead to better crops, better economy and replenishment of water reservoirs. Let’s hope that the monsoon reaches soon in other parts of India and brings respite for everyone struggling with hot and humid summers.
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