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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Monsoon reached Punjab, Delhi, breaking 108-year-old record

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Breaking a record of 108 years the monsoon has reached Delhi & Punjab on Sunday. Heavy rains, accompanied by lightning in some areas, lashed the capital & Punjab in the wee hours on Sunday. The Met has recorded a rainfall of 15.3 mm till 11.30 am.

The features of monsoon have been established over the region, the Met said. The normal date of onset of monsoon in Delhi is June 29 & its arrival two weeks earlier marks the breaking of a 108-year-old record. The Met had earlier indicated that the south-west monsoon was advancing across the country in much more smooth & rapid manner as compared to last year.

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