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Delhiites gets respite from scorching heat and humidity as heavy rain lashes national capital

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Delhiites gets respite from scorching heat and humidity as fresh spell of monsoon rainfall lash city. The weather pattern finally changed in the national capital Delhi on Monday afternoon. Heavy rains knocked in many areas, which has brought relief from the heat and humidity that has been falling for the last several days. A drop in the temperature has been recorded due to the torrential rains.

Also Read :- IMD predicts drought in coming days in Delhi, Gurgaon; Rain continues to wreak havoc in UP. View full forecast

Heavy rain occurred in many areas of Delhi. In the video that surfaced near the ITO, people were seen standing under the footover bridge to avoid getting wet. At the same time, the weather became pleasant due to heavy rain at India Gate.

The Meteorological Department had also predicted rain in many areas of Delhi and NCR today. The Meteorological Department has said in the update issued on Monday afternoon that it is going to rain in the next two hours in areas like North, North-West, West, South-West, South, East Delhi and NCR, Rohtak etc. Apart from this, it is also going to rain in Charkhi Dadri, Jhajjar, Kasoli, Rewari (Haryana), Deoband, Shamli, Khatauli (UP) etc.

The weather department, in its bulletin published on Sunday, issued a yellow alert for the national capital on July 11. Check the forecast here:

The IMD had spoken of rain in Haryana’s Charkhi Dadri, Matanhel, Jhajjar, Farukhnagar, Kosli, Rewari as well as Deoband, Shamli, Khatauli, Jalesar in UP. Apart from this, rain was predicted in Bhiwadi, Nagar, Deeg and Laxmangarh in Rajasthan.

It was a humid morning in the national capital on Monday. The minimum temperature was recorded at 27.1 degrees Celsius, which is the normal temperature for this season of the year. The relative humidity rate in the air stood at 75 per cent at 8.30 am. The Meteorological Department had predicted light rain or drizzle during the day. The maximum temperature in Delhi was expected to hover around 35 degrees Celsius during the day.

Delhi’s air quality index (AQI) was recorded in the ‘satisfactory’ (86) category at around 8:05 am. AQI between zero to 50 is good, 51 to 100 satisfactory, 101 to 200 moderate, 201 to 300 poor, 301 to 400 very poor and 401 to 500 as poor. considered serious.

Also Read :- IMD: More downpour in Delhi-NCR today, heavy rain lashes parts of national capital | Check full forecast

Rain wreaks havoc in Maharashtra, Gujarat
On the other hand rain has wreaked havoc in many states including Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Gujarat. Many districts including Mumbai of Maharashtra have been raining heavily for the last several days. Since the entry of monsoon in the state, more than 70 people have lost their lives so far, while 61 people have died in Gujarat. Many states of Gujarat have been submerged by the rains.

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