New Delhi: Heavy rain and strong winds lashed parts of national capital on Saturday, bringing the rising mercury down. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted light to moderate intensity rain over isolated places of north and south-west Delhi, besides adjoining areas, with a wind speed of 20-40 km/hr.Also Read - Light Rain in Parts of Delhi, More Showers Expected Tomorrow as Monsoon Likely to Arrive by Friday: IMD

“Thunderstorms with light to moderate intensity rain with wind speed of 20-40 Km/hr would occur over isolated places of North-Delhi, South-west Delhi, Gohana, Gannaur, Jhajjar, Sonipat, Kharkhoda, Matanhail and adjoining areas (Haryana) during next 2 hours (sic),” it said. Also Read - Delhi Man Names ‘Chur Chur Naan’ Food Stall After Sonu Sood, His Adorable Reply Wins Hearts | See Tweet

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“Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain with wind speed of 20-40 Km/h would occur over isolated places of South-Delhi, East-Delhi, Nuh, Tizara, Rewari, Faridabad (Haryana), Noida, Greater-Noida, Indirapuram (U.P.) and adjoining areas during next 2 hours (sic),” the IMD said in another tweet.

Met officials have suggested that the monsoon onset is likely only next month. On the latest monsoon status, IMD said prevailing meteorological conditions, large scale atmospheric features and the forecast wind pattern by dynamical models suggest that no favourable conditions are likely to develop for further advance of southwest monsoon into remaining parts of Rajasthan, west Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Punjab during the next seven days.