According to a weather update issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday, monsoon will arrive in the next three to four days in Delhi and neighbouring areas.
“Monsoon should reach Delhi and the neighbouring parts in the next three-four days. Its advance over parts of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh will happen during the same period,” said IMD director general K.J. Ramesh.
Delhi witnessed heavy rains on Wednesday afternoon as well as in the late evening. According to the Safdarjung observatory recording, the city received 15.6 mm rains till 5.30 PM while areas under Palam, Lodhi Road, Ridge and Ayanagar recorded 5.8, 16, 1.2 and 0.7 mm rainfall, respectively, said a MeT department official.
Over the Gangetic belt, there are chances of thunderstorms accompanied by squalls at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.