The much-awaited Southwest Monsoon arrived over Delhi NCR on June 28, a day before its normal onset date. The arrival of Monsoon was followed by some good rains over the city. As on June 27, Safdarjung Observatory recorded 20 mm of rains, while Palam Observatory witnessed good rains to the tune of 33 mm.
Rains brought cheers for Delhiites who were waiting for some good spell of rains for quite a long time. Delhi had been battling with dry and hot weather conditions for last many days.
However, these rains dipped the temperatures and from 44 degrees Celsius on June 25, the mercury levels settled near 38 degrees Celsius on June 28. This further dropped to 34 degrees Celsius on June 29. Thus, within the span of four days, the mercury levels saw a drop by ten degrees.