After witnessing heavy rainfall on Sunday, Delhi saw moderate showers in various parts of the city on Monday.
The city recorded 17.1 mm of rainfall between 8.30 am and 8.30 pm at the Safdarjung station on Monday. At Palam, 23.8 mm rain was recorded.
The onset of monsoon also brought down the temperatures in the city. On Monday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 30.3 degrees, which was nine degrees below normal. The minimum temperature was recorded as 23.5 degrees, five degrees below normal.
According to the weatherman, the city will see only light rain on Tuesday.
"There will be a steep rise in day temperatures from June 18 onwards and the temperature will peak during June 20 and June 22. However, another spell of rainfall will hit the city between June 24 and June 26 and will bring the temperatures down. This, however, will not be as strong as the current spell," said OP Singh, DDGM, Regional Met Centre, Delhi.
The cool Monday weather brought a number of people out of their homes. As the rainfall paused in the afternoon, many people could be seen thronging markets, though the heavy traffic and waterlogging played spoilsport.
"This weather is just perfect. It is neither too hot nor very humid. The cool winds are an added bonus. I have not seen such heavy monsoon rains in Delhi in a very long time," said Kavita Varma, a resident of Pitampura.