This year's monsoon season has brought a surprising twist to India's weather patterns as both Delhi and Mumbai experienced the arrival of the monsoon on the same day, a phenomenon that hasn't occurred in 62 years.
Dr. Naresh Kumar, a senior scientist from the India Meteorological Department, highlighted this significant development and mentioned that the monsoon has reached different parts of the country in a new pattern this year.
Dr. Kumar stated that the usual dates for the monsoon to reach Mumbai and Delhi are June 11 and June 27, respectively. However, this year, the monsoon defied expectations by simultaneously reaching both cities on Sunday (25 June).
It's important to note that Dr. Kumar also emphasized that this isolated occurrence cannot be directly linked to climate change, as it requires analyzing data over a span of 30 to 40 years to establish such connections.
The simultaneous arrival of the monsoon in Delhi and Mumbai after 62 years has sparked interest and curiosity among meteorologists and weather enthusiasts. This event indicates a shift in the typical monsoon pattern, which experts will closely monitor as the monsoon progresses across different regions of the country.
Dr. Kumar also stated that the monsoon has already covered approximately 80 percent of India's territory so far.
He attributed the rapid advancement of the monsoon across the country to a recent low-pressure area that formed in the Bay of Bengal.
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