As expected and predicted, Southwest Monsoon has finally arrived over Delhi, and that too with a bang. Though Monsoon has been three days late from its usual arrival date, rains have been heavy.
So much so that in the last three hours from 8:30 am today to 11:30 am, Safdarjung observatory has recorded a whopping 65 mm of rains. Water logging has been reported in some parts of the city as well. However, technically speaking, today's rains will be counted in the month of July.
Traffic snarls, waterlogged roads was seen during the morning hours. Till 8:30 am today, Najafgarh saw 23 mm of rains, Jafarpur saw 4 mm, Palam recorded 4 mm of rains.
For the month of June, Safdarjung has recorded 23.7 mm against the normal of 82.2 mm. Talking about Delhi per se, as a union territory, it has received 24.5 mm of rains against the normal of 66.7 mm.
Delhi was reeling under extreme heat with sky high maximums for the last five days including yesterday wherein Safdarjung recorded 40.9 degrees and Palam observed 41.6 degrees. However, today onward, a big respite in terms of maximums is expected and maximums may settle in the mid 30s.
Sun is not likely to come up and clouding will persist through the day. Intermittent spells of rains will be observed through the day with short breaks. Rains will be seen tomorrow as well which will keep temperatures under check. On and off rains may be seen for the next couple of days.