Delhi woke up to the pleasant surprise of intense rain over many parts. For the last one week, the axis of monsoon trough was oscillating north and south rapidly. That is why Delhi was not receiving significant rain activities. Skymet has predicted, rain activities to pick up the pace from July 19th.
During the last 24 hours, the Safdarjung observatory of Delhi has recorded 70 mm of rain. Total rainfall during the month of July is now 118 mm over Delhi while the monthly average rainfall for July is 187.3 mm. This is the heaviest 24 hours rain over Delhi after 2015. On July 11, 2015, Delhi recorded the heavy rainfall of 93.8 mm in 24 hours of time.
Now axis of monsoon trough is passing through Delhi. We expect Delhi to receive on and off rain and thundershower activities for at least the next 48 hours until July 21st. The temperatures are expected to remain below normal or Delhi and adjoining areas. The ongoing sultry weather condition will now give way to comfortable weather. Sky condition over Delhi and adjoining areas will remain cloudy and moderate wind will continue leading to much-needed relief.