Monsoon season brings heavier-than-normal rain to parts of India

The monsoon season that began in early June has brought above-normal rainfall and flooding in some areas of India. In Mumbai, the heavy rains have caused train and flight delays and brought the city to a standstill. Parts of Assam have been flooded since the onset of the monsoon.

The monsoon is expected to advance into more of northwest India during the week and bring some relief to the far northwest of India and Pakistan, areas that are suffering from intense heat. In Pakistan, the heat has caused at least 450 deaths over the past 3 days.

Above-normal rainfall is expected through the first half of the week in east-central India from north Hyderabad eastward to northern Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha, including Visakhapatnam, Raipur and Nagpur.

Advice For Travellers

During monsoon season, some areas of India frequently flood causing infrastructure damage, and in some areas even a complete breakdown of infrastructure and transportation services. Monitor the weather forecasts and, if necessary, have alternate plans for travel.