On Sunday, Delhi awoke to rain, providing relief from the oppressive temperatures. This southwest monsoon, which was predicted to arrive on June 1, was delayed and arrived in Kerala on June 8. This year was the first time since 1961 when both Delhi and Mumbai saw monsoon. While Mumbai was delayed by two weeks, Delhi was on time.

The progress of the monsoon was affected by Cyclone Biparjoy in southern India, as well as surrounding western and central areas, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), as stated by news agency PTI. This year’s monsoon followed an unusual pattern. The monsoon activity across Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi was termed by the meteorological service as ‘vigorous.’

The lowest temperature in the national capital on Sunday was 23.7 degrees Celsius, four degrees below usual, according to the IMD. The city received 48.3 mm of rain in a 24-hour period till 8.30 a.m., according to the Safdarjung Observatory.

The IMD forecasted overcast skies with light showers for Sunday, with the maximum temperature hovering around 32 degrees Celsius. On Saturday, the national capital’s maximum temperature was 37.2 degrees Celsius and its lowest temperature was 30.4 degrees Celsius.

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