The Meteorological Department had predicted rain at many places in Delhi (Alipur, Mundka, Najafgarh, Dwarka, Delhi Cantt, Palam, Safdarjung, Lodi Road) on Tuesday evening. It rained in Dwarka, Uttam Nagar, Najafgarh area on Tuesday evening.
According to the Meteorological Department, now the Monsoon Trough will move towards the Gangetic plains and North India including Delhi can see good rains. From July 20, rain activities will increase over North India including Delhi. This may continue for the next 4 to 5 days. Rain during the next one week may complete the July average rainfall figure.
This time between July 1 and 17, the capital Delhi has received 16 percent less rain. According to Skymet, there has been 117 mm of rain on July 1 and 30 mm on July 17. The weather has been humid and hot for most of the days in July so far. There have been occasional showers but there is no respite from the heat.
The minimum temperature in the capital on Tuesday morning rose marginally to 29.2 degrees Celsius. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the humidity level in the air stood at 79 per cent at 8.30 am. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 36 degree Celsius.