The monsoon this year arrived more than a week late than normal.

Monsoon usually begins from the first week of the June. This year, however, it began from  mid of June.

“One of the major reasons for the delayed monsoon is due to Vayu cyclone,” said Tyba Buddha Tamang, Dy. Ex. Engineer of the National Centre for Hydrology and Meteorology (NCHM).

He added that the other reason for delayed monsoon could be the seasonal variation.

According to NCHM, the maximum temperature was recorded in Lhuentse (38.5 ˚C) and minimum temperature in Bumthang (4.5 ˚C) in June this year.

The highest rainfall was recorded in Gelephu – 330mm.

An official from NCHM said that the southern part of the country received light to moderate rainfall, while the rest of the country received light rain.

Forecast says the weather will be partly cloudy in the morning and the country will receive light rainfall in the afternoon or evening during the next 72 hours.

Dem Zam