A western disturbance has hastened monsoon’s advent into the city with pre-monsoon showers hitting Delhi on Sunday morning.
According to the weatherman, the monsoon rains are expected to hit the city within the coming 3-4 days.
“The southwest monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of Chhattisgarh, remaining parts of Odisha and West Bengal and some parts of Jharkhand. Conditions are favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into remaining parts of north Arabian sea, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, entire Bihar, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, most parts of Madhya Pradesh and some parts of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and Rajasthan during next 3­-4 days,” said a bulletin issued by the Met department.
The city recorded 6.8mm of rain at the Safdarjung observatory, which is the official reading for Delhi. Other stations, however, recorded much higher rainfall. At the Ridge observatory 71 mm of rain was recorded while at the Delhi University observatory the figure was 67 mm. Pitampura and Akshardham also saw heavy rain.
Sunday’s rain was because of the interaction between the westerlies and moisture-laden monsoon winds.
The maximum temperature was recorded at 34.4 degrees Celsius, four degrees below normal. The humidity, however, was recorded between 92% and 59%, making the day sultry and uncomfortable. The minimum temperature was recorded at 28.5 degrees Celsius.
According to the weatherman, the city will receive rain for the coming four days as well. The maximum temperature is expected to be below normal.
The city is expected to get scanty rainfall on Monday, fairly widespread rainfall on Tuesday and widespread rain on Wednesday and Thursday. Delhi, in fact, may see heavy rain on both Wednesday and Thursday.
On Monday, the maximum temperature is expected to be between 36 degrees Celsius and 25 degrees Celsius.
The rain also brought along with it 34 complaints of water logging and 5 of trees falling. Parts of two buildings also collapsed in east Delhi but no one was reported injured.