In what could be the end of weather woes for many a Delhiite, the weatherman has predicted that the monsoon is set to make an appearance any time now.
The much-awaited rains will hit Delhi on Monday or Tuesday, the weatherman said.
Various parts of the city experienced pre-monsoon showers on Sunday with parts of south and west Delhi receiving heavy rainfall. “The rains were just like monsoon showers. It rained after short intervals through the night,” said Anupam Joshi, a resident of Malviya Nagar.
The monsoon was supposed to reach Delhi on June 29 but missed its date with the Capital.
According to officials at the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the monsoon has revived.
“The South-West monsoon has revived and conditions are favourable for it to cover the rest of the country in the next four-five days. It is expected to hit Delhi by July 5 or 6,” B.P. Yadav, director, Weather Forecast, IMD, said.
The city had been experiencing cool winds since Saturday night. Many areas like Palam, Lodhi Road and Safdarjung recorded heavy rain during the night. Palam recorded the highest rainfall at 29.9 mm, followed by Ayanagar at 21.5 mm, till Sunday morning.
Various parts of the city in south and west Delhi experienced heavy showers during the day as well.
The maximum temperature also settled at a comfortable 33 degrees Celsius, three degrees below normal. The minimum temperature was recorded as 25 degrees Celsius, also three degrees below normal. However, the humidity, oscillating between 75 and 95 per cent, remained high.
“It was such a beautiful day. I could go out without thinking once about the heat,” said Rajat Dabral, a BPO employee. The weatherman has predicted a cloudy Monday with heavy rains in some parts of the city.