Overall monsoon is close to normal or above normal : IMD

India Meteorological Department (IMD) said overall monsoon is close to normal or above normal. IMD Scientist F, Dr K Sathidevi said till yesterday, all India rainfall was 104 percent.

She also said monsoon is slightly delayed in some parts of country. She expects monsoon to advance to areas like Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and eastern part of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, Gujrat in next two-three days.

Monsoon showers usually cover most parts of Madhya Pradesh, Gujrat, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh by mid-June. However, monsoon has still not entered the some parts of these state this year.

Meanwhile, Heavy rain lashed the national capital this afternoon, bringing relief to Delhiites from scorching heat. Rain also caused water logging at several places and vehicular movement was affected. MeT department had forecast generally cloudy sky today with a few spells of rain or thundershowers. The city has so far received 26.4 millimetre rainfall.

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