MeT forecasts cloudy sky, moderate rain in Delhi

Delhi welcomed season’s 1st monsoon showers on Thursday morning

MeT forecasts cloudy sky, moderate rain in Delhi

Rain lashes parts of Delhi. Tribune photo: Mukesh Aggarwal


New Delhi, July 1

Delhiites woke up to a pleasant and cool morning with minimum temperature settling at 23 degrees Celsius, 7 notches below normal, while India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast a generally cloudy sky with moderate rain on Friday.

The maximum temperature in the city is expected to settle at 32 degrees Celsius, it said.

"Light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of isolated places of South-West Delhi ( Jafarpur, Nazafgarh), Mahendargarh, Rewari, Narnaul, Bawal (Haryana), Tijara, Khairthal, Kotputli, Alwar, Viratnagar, Nadbai (Rajasthan) during next 2 hours," IMD's RWFC tweeted.

The relative humidity at around 8.30am was recorded at 93 per cent, IMD said.

Delhi welcomed the first monsoon showers on Thursday morning.

As per the data provided by the IMD, the national capital witnessed 117 millimetre of rainfall from 8.30am on Thursday to 8.30am on Friday.

The southwest monsoon usually arrives in the national capital on June 27 and covers the entire country by July 8.

The rain brought much-needed respite from the scorching heat, several areas in the capital, including the newly-inaugurated Pragati Maidan tunnel, ITO, Ring Road, the Barapullah corridor, the Delhi-Meerut expressway and Sarai Kale Khan, witnessed waterlogging leading to massive traffic snarls.

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