New Delhi: The national capital is likely to receive rainfall in the next 72 hours, bringing respite from the hot weather with the temperature soaring to over 40-degree Celsius. Showers accompanied by a thunderstorm have been predicted for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) told a leading daily. Also Read - Coronavirus: Delhi Records 96 New Cases, Logs Below 100 For First Time in 9 Months

On Tuesday, Delhi was burning at 41-degree Celsius, a degree above normal for this time of the year. However, if it rains in the coming days, then the temperature would fall to 38 degrees. “The rain will provide a cooling effect and the maximum and minimum temperatures can once again fall below normal,” TOI reported a MeT official as saying. Also Read - Delhi Police Issues Traffic Advisory, Check Details on Route Diversion in Delhi-Noida Today

Meanwhile, the country is expected to have a well-distributed rainfall during monsoons this year, IMD had predicted. “India is going to have a near-normal monsoon in 2019 as the south-west monsoon is likely to be normal,” said M. Rajeevan Nair, Secretary Ministry of Earth Sciences. He said that over a long term average, they expect 96 per cent rainfall of 89 cm. Also Read - Punjab, Haryana on High Alert After Tractor Rally In Delhi Turns Violent | Key Points Here

“Al Nino will start weakening by June, which will ensure that good rainfall is not affected,” explained Nair.

“We expect a uniform distribution of monsoon across the country…it will be well distributed. This will be a good year for farmers,” added the Secretary.