People in Delhi and the National Capital region woke up on Tuesday to witness a dip in temperatures on account of late night rains, which continued till the early hours of the morning and have been a welcome respite from the summer heat. The temperature in Delhi as at 11 AM was 27 degrees Celsius, which is a couple of degrees below average for this time of the year. Last week, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted pre-monsoon showers for this week and has also stated that these showers are likely to continue for the next 3 to 4 days with otherwise partly cloudy skies along with thunderstorms and dust storms in some areas.
Delhi and the NCR regions also experienced light rains on Monday morning which resulted in the early morning temperatures to dip, but the sun showed up around noon time and took the maximum temperature to 37 degrees Celsius yesterday. Mild water logging has been experienced in some parts of Old Delhi.
Weather details this morning: Rainfall in the last 24 hours : 26.44 mm. (Safdarjung Observatory Data). This is apparently the highest rain received by Delhi in a single day in June in the last 4 years.
The forecast for the rest of the day : Cloudy skies to persist for a couple of hours which will eventually clear and the sun will shine thereafter resulting in a marginal rise in temperature during the course of the day. But light rains are predicted late in the evening on Tuesday again. These spells of rains are most likely to continue for atleast 48 hours.
Skymet Weather has predicted light to moderate rains likely in Central East North South West Faridabad, Gurgaon and Noida in the next 2 to 6 hours. This will ensure temporary relief from the humid conditions.
— SkymetWeather (@SkymetWeather) June 20, 2017
— Achlendra Katiyar (@achlendra) June 19, 2017
And now, to the unpleasant stuff the rains bring. Water logging and slow moving traffic caused discomfort to the commuters on their way to work. Vasant Kunj, Moti Bagh, Mayapuri, Punjabi Bagh were among the worst hit areas.