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Delhi to get more rain, thunderstorms this week before monsoon retreats

This June was the wettest since 2007 thanks to heavy pre-monsoon showers. But rain has been erratic since monsoon hit on July 2

delhi Updated: Sep 19, 2017 13:19 IST
Snehal Tripathi
Snehal Tripathi
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Monsoon winds brings rain in Delhi between June and September. At this stage, Delhi is facing a 35% rain deficiency.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)

Rain and thunderstorm are likely to sweep Delhi over the next few days, officials of the Met department have predicted.

It will rain in Delhi in the next two days. Besides, light rain, cloudy sky and thunderstorm have been predicted till Sunday, officials said.

“We are expecting rains and the sky to remain cloudy over the next two days. Light rain will remain throughout the week,” said a senior officer of the regional weather forecasting department.

Monsoon starts retreating from Delhi around September 21.

Delhi is one of the eight states in India reeling under monsoon deficiency this year.

The Capital depends on the annual monsoon for rain, running from late June to September. Though Delhi received heavy pre-monsoon showers with this June becoming the wettest since 2007, rain has been erratic since monsoon hit on July 2. As a result, Delhi is facing a 35% rain deficiency.

First Published: Sep 19, 2017 13:16 IST