New Delhi: Heavy rains lashed the city today afternoon, bringing much-awaited respite to Delhiites who had been reeling under hot and humid conditions for the past several days.
It, however, also caused waterlogging in several parts of the city.
Monsoon had arrived in Delhi on July 3, but since then the city had witnessed scant rainfall only in certain areas. The Met department had predicted that monsoon is likely to revive in the city from Monday, but the rains arrived a day early.
Temperatures had remained above the 40 degrees Celsius mark all of last week. Yesterday the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 42 and 30.1 degrees Celsius, respectively.
The hot and humid conditions coupled with frequent power cuts during odd hours had been tormenting Delhiites for some time.