Though rains have receded temporarily, Indore residents will have to wait longer for sunshine and clear skies.
The local weather bureau has predicted that the weather will remain cloudy with the possibility of light rain at isolated places in the Indore division. On Thursday, dark clouds loomed large on the horizon though no showers occurred till late evening.
The city has recorded 593.6 millimetres, or 23.37 inches, of rains so far.
The meteorological department has predicted another spell of brisk rains beginning July 26. The department's regional head Anupam Kashyapi said western disturbance in the north and another system forming over the Bay of Bengal will cause moderate to heavy rains after July 26.
Moisture-laden winds will blow in from the Arabian Sea, which will cause a drop in the day temperatures.
The absence of rains on Thursday led to a rise in day temperature. The city recorded a maximum temperature of 29.1 degrees Celsius, one degree above normal, while the minimum temperature remained normal at 22.5 degrees Celsius.
Winds blew from the west and northwest for most part of the day reaching speeds up to 20 km an hour. Morning and evening humidity was 93% and 76% respectively.