According to IMD data, the monsoon covered Delhi 29 times in June and 33 times in July.
The much-awaited Southwest Monsoon finally arrived in Delhi on Tuesday morning bringing respite from scorching summer temperatures.
The monsoon finally arrived in Delhi on Tuesday after several false starts. The rainfall started on Monday night and continued through Tuesday morning. By 8.30 am, Lodhi Road met station had seen 19.4 mm of rain, followed by 2.5 mm at Safdarjung and 2.4 mm at Palam.
Monsoon finally arrived in the national capital with parts of Delhi receiving heavy rain on Tuesday morning. As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the minimum temperature in the city today will be 25.0 degrees Celcius, while the maximum temperature is unlikely to go beyond 33.0 degrees Celcius. Heavy rains were witnessed in New Delhi's Akbar Road area.
The weather department said its latest model analysis had indicated that the moist easterly winds in the lower level from the Bay of Bengal would spread to northwest India, covering Punjab and Haryana by July 10, leading to the advancement of monsoon and an increase in rainfall activity over the region, including Delhi, from July 10 onwards.
Several parts of Rajasthan received rainfall where 10 people, including seven children, were killed in separate incidents after being struck by lightning which also injured 13 people. Thirteen animals, including 10 goats a cow, were also killed by lightning.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rains at isolated places over several parts of north India including Delhi by Monday morning.
The IMD said lower-level easterly winds from the Bay of Bengal have extended northwestwards, reaching up to Delhi, Haryana and east Rajasthan as on Saturday.
Several regions in the country are still awaiting monsoon rains. After a break, the Southwest monsoon is again set to enter an active phase, the Ministry of Earth Sciences said on Sunday.
Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the IMD's regional forecasting centre, said light rains are likely in Delhi-NCR around June 26 but the region will have to wait more for monsoonal showers.
A westerly trough has impeded the rapid progress of the monsoon in northwest India and it will take seven to 10 more days for the wind system to reach Delhi, the India Meteorological Department said on Tuesday.
Heavy rain lashed several parts of Delhi-NCR on Thursday morning. The incessant rains have caused massive waterlogging across the national capital. According to Indian Meteorological Department, thunderstorms with light to moderate rain would continue to occur over many places of entire Delhi.
Amid the rising coronavirus cases, another battle is looming over the horizon of Delhi. The cases of mosquito-borne diseases are rising in the national capital. As per the latest data released by all three municipal corporations, the city has recorded 73 cases of Dengue, Malaria and Chikungunya so far.
The India Meteorological Department on Thursday declared the onset of monsoon in the national capital, two days earlier than the usual date of June 27.
Heavy rains drenched parts of the national capital on Wednesday as monsoon clouds reached the city.
In some good news for Delhiites, the India Meteorological Department on Wednesday said the monsoon is likely to reach the national capital three to four days earlier than the usual date of June 27.