Delhi Rains: Heavy Rainfall Lashes National Capital, More Showers Expected in Coming Days
Delhi Rains (Photo Credits: IANS)

New Delhi, July 17: Heavy rainfall lashed the national capital on Wednesday morning, bringing respite from heat. According to the weather department, similar conditions are expected over the next two days as well. On Tuesday, the Safdarjung Observatory, which provides official figures for the city, reported 29.2 mm rains till 8:30 AM, the maximum in the monsoon season this year. Delhi Rains: Strong Winds and Shower Grace Delhi-NCR, Social Media Flooded With Tweets.

A report by the weather department informed that the city has received 59 per cent less rainfall in the monsoon season so far. According to officials, Delhi  recorded 56 mm rains from July 1 to July 16, which is 43 per cent less than the 30-year average of 97.6 mm. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted more rains over the next two days, followed by a dry spell which may continue till July 23.

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The IMD in its weather bulletin on Tuesday said heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected at isolated places very likely over Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Punjab, Konkan & Goa and Coastal Karnataka and heavy rainfall at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Assam & Meghalaya.

So far, the national capital has recorded rainfall on six of the first 15 days of July. On an average, it records rainfall on 15 days during the month. On Tuesday, Delhi recorded a high of 33.4 degrees Celsius, two notches below the normal, and a low of 24 degrees Celsius. On July 5, the IMD had declared the onset of the monsoon over the national capital. Normally, the wind system reaches the city by June 29.