Punjab and Haryana expected to be hit by the South West Monsoon (Credit: The Times of India)
The monsoon season is underway in India, bringing with it heavy rains and flooding. Punjab and Haryana, two Northern states in India, are next in line to be hit with the south-west monsoon. In two days, forecasters say that the monsoon will bring rains to the area. "Conditions are favorable for monsoon's further advancement northwards approaching Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh in the next couple days," Director of the Chandigarh MeT department, Surinder Pal stated.
Climatologically, the Indian monsoon affects the southern states first, then progresses towards the north-eastern states by the end of June, and then covers up the rest of the country by mid-July.
Flooding this season has taken a toll on India and neighboring Sri Lanka, the latter which have seen massive flooding earlier this year bringing about many fatalities.
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