New Delhi: After a delay of over 15 days, the South West Monsoon finally arrived in the National Capital on Tuesday morning with several parts of the city experiencing heavy rains, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
For the first time in the last 15 years, the monsoon has advanced late in Delhi. Normally, it arrives by June 27, and covers the entire country by July 8.Heavy rains were experienced in many areas in Delhi from 0700 hrs to 0830 hrs with Safdarjung recording 2.5 cm, Ayanagar 1.3, Palam 2.4 cm and Ridge 1.0 cm.The IMD had forecast light to moderate rain in Delhi and its adjoining areas today.
The South West Monsoon finally arrived in Delhi on Tuesday morning bringing much-needed respite from the hot and humid conditions, the India Meteorological Department said.
Delhi has been reeling under extremely high temperatures of over 30 degrees Celsius.The city's adjoining areas like Gurgaon and Faridabad also received rainfall.
'Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain and winds with speed of 20-40 Km/h would occur over and adjoining areas of most places of Delhi , NCR ( Bahadurgarh, Gurugram, Manesar, Faridabad, Loni Dehat, Hindon AF Station, Ghaziabad, Noida) Karnal', the IMD tweeted.
Today, the minimum temperature in National Capital will be around 25.0 degrees Celsius, while the maximum is likely to hover around 33 degrees, as per the weather department.
Normally, the monsoon reaches Delhi by June 27 and covers the entire country by July 8.
Last year, it had hit Delhi on June 25 and by June 29 covered the entire country.(UNI)