After a few dry days, monsoon in Delhi is active again.
Wednesday brought heavy rain to several parts of the city, bringing the rain deficit from 30% to 9% in a single day.
Parts of south and north Delhi received the maximum amount of rain but east Delhi remained dry on Wednesday as well. The rain deficit in the area is still 98%. Ayanagar received 38mm of rain, Lodhi Road received 21.6 mm while Safdarjund got 16.3 mm rain.
On Wednesday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 35.4 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year. The minimum was recorded as 27.8 degrees Celsius, a degree above normal.
A generally cloudy sky with moderate rain is likely on Thursday. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be 33 and 27 degrees Celsius, respectively.
Delhi is expected to end up with surplus rains when the monsoon season ends in September.
IMD’s long-range monsoon forecast says that northwest region of India, of which Delhi is a part, will be above normal rain this monsoon season. The past two years brought deficient monsoon.
Heavy rain on Monday brought the city to a standstill with traffic jams being reported from several arterial roads due to waterlogging and breakdown of vehicles.