Monsoon arrives in Delhi after long delay, heavy rainfall in many areas


After much delay the southwest monsoon finally arrived in the national capital on Tuesday morning. Heavy rain received in various areas of the capital, bringing relief to people from the ongoing spell of scorching heat.

The city’s adjacent areas like Gurgaon and Faridabad have also received rainfall.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the minimum temperature dropped to 25.2 degrees Celsius after the rains. It was 27 degrees Celsius Monday.

The maximum temperature Tuesday is likely to hover around 33 degrees Celsius, a few notches below the high of 37.7 degrees Celsius recorded Monday.

However, the relative humidity Tuesday morning was at a high of 100 per cent.

“Monsoon has arrived in Delhi, although after much delay. It was initially expected to hit here late June,” an IMD official said.

The city has received 24.8 mm rainfall on Tuesday so far, he said.

In 2002, the monsoon had reached Delhi on July 19. This monsoon is the most-delayed in the city since then.