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The nation

2008; 2015-20

Amit Bhattacharya, India’s wettest June in 12 years, July 1, 2020: The Times of India

June rainfall in India, 2015-20

2019 (a dry June)

June 2019: was the driest June in the previous five years [2014-19?]. Despite that, the 2019 monsoon had turned out to be the wettest since 1994, with 10% higher rainfall than the long period average.

2020 (a surplus June)

2020: 18% Rain Surplus Across India, 31% In Central Region. India experienced its wettest month of June since 2008 with 18% abovenormal rainfall on the back of timely monsoon onset and its swift advance across the country. While all four regions have recorded surplus rains, central India as well as east and northeast have received the heaviest showers.

2020: Early figures for kharif season sowing reflect the good rainfall so far, with 315.6 lakh hectare already under cultivation, which is 68% higher than the normal for the week, as per agriculture ministry data from June 26. While the area under rice was 5.7 lakh hectare higher than normal, significantly higher sowing was also recorded in pulses, course cereals, oilseeds and cotton.

“India received good and uniformly distributed rainfall June 2020. Out of the 36 meteorological subdivisions, only six have recorded deficient rains,” said Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, head of IMD. The monsoon covered the country on June 26, 12 days ahead of the normal date of July 8. Mohapatra said three weather systems aided the monsoon’s swift progress.

However, while central India, with nearly 31% above-normal rainfall, and east and northeast (16% above normal) have received the maximum rainfall bounty so far, the plains of northwest India did not see significant monsoon activity in June.

Average monthly rainfall in June

India as a whole

166.9mm June’s normal rainfall


106.5 mm

Highest monthly rainfall in June

India as a whole

202mm of rain during June 2008 in India

196.2mm of rain during June 2020 in India


228.2 mm in 1996


2017, also 2011, 2013

Rainfall in the month of June DELHI 2017
From The Times of India

Late rain burst in city makes this June wettest in 14 years | Jul 01 2017 : The Times of India (Delhi)

The monsoon is yet to arrive here but several spells of good rain- have made June 2017 the wettest June in Delhi since 2003.

The normal date of the southwest monsoon's arrival in the capital is June 29. In 2017 the met office said it was not expected to hit Delhi till July 2. But the delay has hardly made a difference, with the city recording 191.9mm of rain in June -nearly 2.5 times the normal for the month (82.2mm).

IMD records show the previous wettest June was in 2007, when 150.9mm was recorded.

Delhi had 13 rainy days in June 2017, according to IMD ecords, which again is the highest since at least 2011.The wettest day was June 29, when 56.2mm of rain was recorded. Much of this rain ac ually happened on June 28.

Highest single day rainfall in June


111.1 mm on June 2, 2024

101.6 mm: on June 16, 1891

June (general)

All India


Amit Bhattacharya, July 1, 2019: The Times of India

Countrywide daily rainfall in June (mm), 2019- All days below normal
The 1961-2010 ‘normal’ for rainfall in June
From: Amit Bhattacharya, July 1, 2019: The Times of India

June sees 33% rain shortfall, most of India under dry spell

NEW DELHI: June has ended with a huge countrywide rainfall deficit of 33% of normal, making it the fifth driest month of June in the past 100 years, as indicated by TOI two days ago + . While monsoon’s performance has so far been way below expectations, Met officials say there are indications of good rains in the first half of July.

Rainfall across India in June was recorded to be 112.1mm, as against the long period average (normal) of 166.9mm, according to the India Meteorological Department. In the past 100 years, June rainfall has been less than this in just four years — 2009 (85.7mm), 2014 (95.4), 1926 (98.7mm) and 1923 (102mm) — as per IMD records.

As many as 30 out of India’s 36 meteorological sub-divisions registered deficient (lower than 20% below normal) or large deficient (60% or less below normal) rainfall during the month. With a huge deficit opening up in June, monsoon will now have to perform at over 102% of average over the next three months in order to finish at 96%, the lower end of the normal range, which was IMD’s forecast for this year’s monsoon.

Monsoon’s failure in June, mainly because of late onset and tardy progress till June 19, comes on the back of weak pre-monsoon rainfall. This led to added water stress in many parts of central and south India which are reeling under drought. As per the Central Water Commission’s update late last week, reservoirs in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra were at critically low levels of 84% and 77%, respectively, below normal for this time of the year.

Reservoir levels across south India are running very low, with joint Andhra-Telangana projects at 52% below normal, Tamil and Kerala 47% below normal and both Karnataka and Telangana at -36%. Gujarat reservoirs too were at 23% below the normal level.

However, better news could be in store for the next couple of weeks, with all eyes on a low-pressure system that has formed in the Bay of Bengal and which could intensify into a depression over the next two days.

“This system is set to move inland and bring good rainfall over central India as well as some parts of east and north. Monsoon will very likely cover entire central in the next few days and move further into north India from its current position over east UP and Uttarakhand under the influence of this system. The week after that should also see an active monsoon,” said D Sivananda Pai, IMD’s lead monsoon forecaster.

IMD has issued red alerts for very heavy falls at several sub-divisions, including Odisha, Chhattisgarh, east MP, Vidarbha and Telangana over the next three-four days.

Private forecaster Skymet has also predicted a monsoon surge in the first half of July and advised farmers in central India to sow their kharif crops during this period. “Mumbai is at serious risk of flooding between July 3 and July 5. Close to 200mm or more rain per day is going to batter the city during this period. Chennai, on the other hand, which has not seen good rains for a very long time now, may continue to be dry in the first week of July,” said Skymet MD Jatin Singh.

North and East India


India Today June 21, 2014

ADILABAD, 2014: Continuously above 45 degree Celsius in June, 2014.

ALLAHABAD, 2014: 48.3 degree Celsius, June 2014

DELHI, 2014: 47.2 degree Celsius, June 2014, highest June temperature since 1995.

GUWAHATI, 2014: 40.1 degree Celsius, June, 2014 about 9 degree Celsius above the average of 31 degree Celsius.

KOLKATA, 2014: 41.2 degree Celsius, June, 2014, the second-highest temperature since 2004, with the discomfort index at 67.6 degree Celsius in June, 13 notches above the comfort level.

MUMBAI, 2014: June, 2014: For the first time since 1951, the minimum temperature for June rose above 27.9 degree Celsius.

NAGPUR, 2014: 47.3 degree Celsius, June 2014, highest since 2003.

Coolest Junes

Delhi: some records

Lowest minimum temperature

17.9°C: 2021/ June, 1 : because of the strong wind speed and rain

18°C 2006/June 17,

Lowest maximum temperature

30. 7 degrees Celsius, 2022, June 19: eight degrees below normal, at Safdarjung

30 degrees Celsius, 2013, June 18


July 1, 2021: The Times of India

Mean temperatures and rainfall in Delhi, 2018-2021
From: July 1, 2021: The Times of India

However, Delayed Monsoon Leads To Rain Deficit Of 47%

After Delhi witnessed drizzling, partly cloudy skies and easterly winds on most of the days of the month, 2021 June recorded the lowest mean maximum temperature at 38.3 degrees Celsius in the last four years. The average monthly temperature remained below the normal temperature, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD).

However, a delayed monsoon led to a rain deficit of 47% in June. A total of 34.8 mm rainfall was received in the month while the normal rainfall for June is 65.5 mm.

The normal mean maximum temperature for June is 39.2 degrees Celsius. The mean minimum temperature was recorded at 25.9 degrees Celsius.

IMD data shows that at 37.7 degrees Celsius, the mean maximum temperature in June 2017 was lower than June 2021. A weatherman said the mercury largely remained below normal in June and the temperatures witnessed a rising trend in the past four days.

Kuldeep Srivastava, scientist at IMD, said, “Safdarjung station, the city’s base station, recorded seven rainy days in this month while some stations witnessed slight rain on other days too. Due to very light rain, partly cloudy skies and easterly winds, the maximum temperatures mostly remained below the normal. As the adjoining areas of Delhi received rain, the temperature did not rise because of the cloudiness.

Due to the delay in monsoon and clear skies, the mercury started rising in the last four days.” In June 2020, 81.8 mm rainfall was recorded after an early onset of monsoon. The rain in June 2020 was a surplus of 25% and 13 rainy days were recorded. The monsoon arrived in Delhi on June 25 2020.


July 1, 2023: The Times of India

Delhi recorded its coolest June since 2008, with the mean maximum temperature recorded at 37o C — two degrees lower than the normal maximum for the month — due to regular rain activity and overcast skies. 
The city also registeredits second best air quality for the first half of the year since 2016, barring lockdown year 2020, with 199. 6 as average AQI for the period, the lowest after 2020’s average of 171. 8. While Delhi hasn’t seen a good air day this year, it did record 101 satisfactory and moderate days.


Vishwa Mohan, July 1, 2023: The Times of India

New Delhi : Monsoon rainfall average over the country as a whole in July is expected to be ‘normal’ unlike in June when it was ‘below normal’ with 10% deficit, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD), signalling conducive conditions for farming in the ‘monsoon core’ zone where sowing is largely dependent on seasonal rainfall. On the temperature front, July is likely to be hotter than normal in most parts of the country.

Though monsoon in July is most probably expected within “positive side” of the normal (94% to 106 % of long period average) in the country, forecast of ‘below normal’ rainfall in most parts of northwest India — Punjab, Haryana and West Uttar Pradesh — may be a matter of some concern in certain pockets even as farming operations in this region is mostly driven by its robust irrigation network.

The spatial distribution of rainfall in July suggests that ‘normal to above normal rainfall’ is most likely over most areas of central India and adjoining south peninsular and east India and some areas of northeast and northwest India —a situation which will help farmers in the ‘monsoon core’ zone carry on with their sowing operations with ease.

In contrast, ‘below normal’ rainfall is “most likely” over many areas of northwest, northeast and southeast peninsular India. The forecast willhelp farmers to select their crops keeping in view their dependence on irrigation networks and underground water.

Releasing monthly rainfall and temperature outlook for July, IMD director general Mrutyunjay Mohapatra highlighted “high probabilities” for the development ofEl Niño conditions over equatorial Pacific Ocean. 

There is, however, a possibility of positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) conditions during the remaining period of the monsoon season, helping it during the later phase. 
On temperatures during July, IMD predicted ‘normal to above normal’ maximum temperatures (day temperatures)over most parts of the country except some areas of northwest and peninsular India.

Hottest Junes



Mean maximum temperature

Normal mark: 39. 2 degrees Celsius

40. 8 degrees Celsius 2019

40. 4 degrees Celsius June 2022; there were 20 days when the mercury level surpassed 40 degrees Celsius

38.5 °C 2020

38.3 °C 2021

Mean minimum temperature

28. 2 degrees Celsius 2019

27. 2 degrees Celsius June 2022

26.7 °C 2020

25.9 °C 2021

1st June

Delhi/ 34.3 °C min/ 2012

June 1, 2012: A scan of temperature records reveals this was the highest minimum temperature in the city, when 34.3 °C was recorded.

Delhi: 17.9°C min, 70 km/hr wind, 2021

Rain and winds gusting at 70 km/hr lashed Delhi-NCR early on Tuesday, uprooting over a hundred trees, tripping power lines and plunging vast swathes into darkness. Many parts of Noida were without electricity for up to seven hours, and several areas in Ghaziabad, too, reported shattered hoardings, smashed cars and blocked roads.

Delhi’s base station, Safdarjung, received 15.6mm of rainfall till 8:30 am on Tuesday. Palam received16.4mm and Lodhi Road 13.2mm during the same period.

Minimum temperature: 17.9°C:

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Delhi: After 9 record days of 42 °C +, storm cools Delhi; humidity 50% > 60%/ 2018

Squalls cool capital, another may hit today | The Times of India

The mercury levels fell several notches on Saturday after a dust storm struck the capital on Friday night. The maximum temperature fell below 40 degrees Celsius for the first time in the last two weeks after it was recorded at 38.3 degrees Celsius at Safdarjung, Delhi’s base observatory.

The maximum on Saturday was recorded two notches below normal for this time of the season. Palam meanwhile had a maximum of 39.4 degrees Celsius, well below its season high of 46.5 degrees Celsius recorded last month. Delhi had seen a sudden change in weather on Friday evening after a dust storm struck the capital without a warning.

The capital had been witnessing temperatures above 42 degrees Celsius for nine straight days before the storm, making it one of the longest such spells for the capital. With moisture-laden easterly winds blowing towards Delhi, humidity was hovering around 50% to 60% on Saturday.

Mumbai: Pre-monsoon rain; three electrocuted/ 2018

Pre-monsoon rain lashes Mumbai; three electrocuted | The Times of India

Two children were among three people electrocuted in Mumbai’s Bhandup during the first pre-monsoon showers to lash the city and its neighbourhood of Thane, Navi Mumbai, Kalyan-Dombivli and other urban and rural settlements on Saturday evening. There was also a drowning scare in Malwani. The thunderstorms took people by surprise in the suburban stretch from Borivli to Mulund. Flight operations at domestic and international airports were delayed due to bad weather, a news website reported. Also, some international flights had to be diverted to other cities, says the website. TNN

UP, western: thunderstorm kills 17/ 2018

Friday night storm kills 17 in western UP | The Times of India Trees, Electric Poles Uprooted Across Districts

At least 17 people were killed and another nine were injured across Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Amroha, Bareilly, Badaun and Sambhal districts after another thunderstorm hit the region late on Friday. Several cities were plunged into darkness for hours as hundreds of tree and electricity poles were uprooted because of high-speed winds.

A UP government spokesperson said on Saturday that most of the deaths were caused due to falling of trees and house collapse.

Moradabad bore the maximum brunt of the storm, with as many as seven deaths reported from the district, followed by three deaths from Sambhal, the state government spokesperson said.

In Moradabad, a major tragedy was averted at an exhibition ground here after the local administration swung into action to rescue hundreds of women and children who had come to visit an ongoing exhibition.

In neighbouring Sambhal, a tin sheet flying in the strong winds slit a man’s throat. In another incident, a wall collapsed on a woman when she was shifting her cattle to a safer location. Another man died in maize field when a tree fell up on him.

In Meerut, two people, including a minor girl, were killed in the storm. A 12-year old girl died after a tin shade landed on the mother-daughter duo coming out of a temple. The girl died on the spot while her mother was rushed to a local hospital where she is stable. Over half a dozen locals, injured in varying degrees, were admitted to nearby hospitals.

Two deaths were reported each from Badaun and Muzaffarnagar, while one death was reported from Amroha.

Five persons were injured in Amroha, three in Moradabad, two in Muzaffarnagar and one in Badaun.

With fresh deaths still being reported on Saturday, the toll may further go up.

Meanwhile, UP’s Shahjahanpur district was left in complete darkness after the thunderstorm lashed the region and uprooted more than 150 electricity poles. Considering the extent of the damage caused, the restoration work may take over 10 days, officials said.

Uttarakhand: After fires, rain wreaks havoc/ 2018

An electric pole falls on a car during a thunderstorm in Meerut on Friday night | The Times of India

After fires, rain wreaks havoc in Uttarakhand

The excessive rain activity on Friday wreaked havoc in most parts of Uttarakhand. Two power lines in Garhwal were severely damaged, plunging several villages located in Chamoli, Pauri and Srinagar into darkness for several hours. Power disruptions also hit the Kedarnath shrine for a few hours as well as several towns including state capital Dehradun. According to the power department, around 400 electric poles, an over 40 km-long Low Tension (LT) line, a 33 KVA power line running over 4.24 km and 40 transformers were affected due to the heavy rains. TNN

3rd June

4th June

Delhi/ 47 °C max, 2017:

The mercury touched 47 °C at Palam, the highest June temperature recorded at the station in three years

5th June

Delhi/ 45.8 °C max / 33.6 °C min, 2017

Hottest night in five years

44.6 °C/ 33.6 °C: Safdarjung

As loo winds continued to scorch the capital, Safdarjung recorded an identical maximum temperature of 44.6 °Celsius for the second consecutive day -making Monday the hottest day in the city since May 2015. Safdarjung recorded a minimum temperature of 33.6 °C on Monday, six notches above normal.

The maximum dipped slightly to 45.8 °C at Palam, while Ayanagar and Ridge were at 45.2 and 45.5 °, respectively .

Humidity on Monday hovered between 19 to 40%, officials said.

6th June

Delhi/ 45.8° C, 2017

With the mercury hitting 45.8° Celsius in Delhi, its peak power consumption touched 6,361MW at 3.06pm, the highest ever recorded in any Indian city .Complaints of power cuts were received from many localities, such as Amar Colony, Malviya Nagar, Chhatarpur and South Extension.

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Mumbai, 44% of June rains in just one day/ 2021

Richa.Pinto / 44% of June rains in just one day drowns Mumbai / The Times of India

The city woke up to the official onset of the monsoon, with several areas reporting close to 300 mm of rain. Among the parts that saw heavy rain in a 12-hour span were Sion (283 mm) and Vikhroli (285 mm).

Though the downpour in various parts caused waterloggin, disruption of suburban services on Central Railway, several BEST buses experiencing breakdowns and traffic turning into a crawl, the big positive was that Mumbai has already recorded 82% of its average June rainfall of 505 mm, having seen a total of 415 mm rain from June 1.

On Wednesday alone, the city got 44% (222 mm) of its average June rain. Average rain recorded in the eastern suburbs on Wednesday was 214.4 mm, while the western suburbs saw 191 mm and the city 138 mm..

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Delhi/ 32.4 °C/ 23.7°C; 2017

Delhi (max) 32.4 °C, six notches below normal for the season/ 2017

Delhi (minimum) 23.7 degrees Celsius, five degrees below normal/ 2017.

Jammu/ 22.7°C/ 21.3°C; 2017

22.7°C (max): Jammu city, 17°C below normal, because of rainfall/ 2017

21.3°C (min): Jammu city / 2017

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HP/ Snowfall, prob. 2017

Snowfall in HP Unexpected snowfall in higher reaches of Himachal

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Jammu & Kashmir: Monsoon arrives a week early/ 2018

Gopal Sharma|Monsoon arrives a week ahead, Jammu’s temp falls 10 deg below normal| Daily Excelsior

Monsoon arrived in the State a week ahead of its schedule as intermittent light rain lashed several parts of the region since [27 June] evening.

Batote maximum 16.8 degree C and minimum 14. 2 degree Celsius temperature.

Bhaderwah and Doda areas have experienced heavy rain since [27 Jun] night. Bhadarwah township of Doda district in Jammu region recorded the highest 56.2 mm rainfall since last evening. He further disclosed that Bhaderwah town recorded a maximum tempretaure of 17.4 degree Celsius and minimum 14.1 degree C,

Jammu city witnessed 2.4 mm of rains till 05.30 pm on 28 June. Day temperature in Jammu city fell by five notches during past 24 hours to settle at 28.0 degrees Celsius, which is about 10 degrees below normal for this part of the season. He said the night temperature also recorded a dip of about four notches and it settled at 23.9 degrees Celsius, 2.5 notches below average.

Jammu -Srinagar National Highway: The rain also affected road traffic on for about two hours, after land slides amidst rain caused blockade at Digdol. The highway was, however, cleared before the arrival of Shri Amarnath Yatra at Ramban. Though it was raining in Ramban, Doda and Kishtwar areas this evening, but the roads were clear till late this evening.

Katra maximum 24.7 degree C and minimum 21.2 degree C while

28th June

Delhi-NCR: monsoon arrives a day ahead/ 2018

From The Times of India

Hours after overnight rain, city wakes up to monsoon

Racing across north India to cover the distance from Bihar to Rajasthan in two days flat, the monsoon arrived in Delhi-NCR on Thursday, a day ahead of its normal onset date.

Overnight showers laid the ground for the IMD’s announcement of monsoon’s advent in the morning. Since then, the city remained overcast with intermittent light rain in most areas.

“It’s not very unusual for the monsoon to cover great distances in a short time. It all depends on the conditions. We have been seeing steady easterly wind flows characteristic of the monsoon,” said B P Yadav from IMD’s regional centre here.

Safdarjung recorded 20.4mm of rain till 8.30am on Thursday, and another 1mm till late evening. The showers were heavier in south Delhi and adjoining areas, with Palam having recording 32.8mm by the morning.

The wet weather led to a further dip in temperatures from Wednesday, with the maximum settling at 35.2 degrees C and the minimum dropping to 24.2 degrees C, four notches below normal.

The southwest monsoon now covers Chandigarh, Delhi, eastern Gujarat, entire Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, most parts of east Rajasthan, some parts of west Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

Rain, including heavy showers, was reported from several parts of northern India. Mathura reported torrential rain, with 98mm being recorded in six hours on Wednesday evening, which resulted in some localities being submerged under as much as five feet of water.

This year, the monsoon reached Kerala three days ahead of its normal onset date. It battered the western coast in the first half of the month before stalling over central India for 11 days. The rain-bearing system got reactivated earlier this week and has made up for lost time, covering ground over north India in four days that normally takes over two weeks.

Jammu/ 28.4 °C, 2017

Jammu, 2017: maximum temperature 28.4 degree C.

29th June

Jammu & Kashmir, 2017

Banihal town, 2017: maximum 20.5 degree C, minimum 16.5 degree Celsius.

Batote, 2017: maximum 19.0 degree C, minimum 17.6 degrees C

Bhaderwah, 2017: maximum 20.3 degree C, minimum 16.6 degree C,

Gulmarg, 2017: maximum 14.0 degree C, minimum 0.9 degree C,

Jammu, 2017: maximum temperature: 25.1 degree Celsius (13 degrees below normal). The minimum temperature 24.6 degree C.

Kargil town, 2017: maximum 26.2 degree C, minimum 11.2 degree Celsius.

Katra Mata Vaishnodevi, 2017: maximum temperature 23.4 degree C; minimum 21.7 degree C

Leh, 2017: 25.6 degree C, minimum 12.1 degree C

Pahalgam, 2017: maximum 17.6 degree C, minimum 12.6 degree C,

Srinagar, 2017: maximum temperature of 21.8 degree Celsius, minimum 16.7 degree C,

Monsoon covers all India, 17 days ahead of schedule/ 2018

(Monsoon covers entire country, 17 days ahead of normal schedule| PTI | Jun 29, 2018)

All India: In 2018 the monsoon covered the entire country by 29 June, 17 days ahead of its normal onset date, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Additional director general Mritunjay Mohapatra said. ‘The monsoon covers the entire country by July 1 but West Rajasthan gets rains later’. But this year, due to good easterly winds, it has taken the rains to the entire country early, Mohapatra added. This year, monsoon touched Kerala on May 29 + , three days ahead of its normal onset date of June 1. It battered the western coast in the first half of June.However, after a brief lull, it made a steady advance. The monsoon deficiency, which until early this week was 10 per cent, went down to six per cent today 29 June.

Delhi: it reached Delhi on 28 June, a day ahead of its schedule.

Kerala: This year, monsoon touched Kerala on May 29, three days ahead of its normal onset date of June 1

Sriganganagar: Monsoon reached Sriganganagar, its last outpost in the country located in west Rajasthan. Its normal date to reach Sriganganagar was July 15

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