New Delhi, June 28: The pre-monsoon rains brought much relief for the citizens of Delhi and NCR as the temperature came down from a hot 37 degrees in the morning to a pleasant 27 degrees. The citizens of Delhi-NCR reeled in hot weather for last few days. Rains were also witnessed in other parts of Delhi, Noida, Gurugram and Ghaziabad. Also Read - Unlock 3: Gyms, Yoga Institutes May Not Open in Delhi From Wednesday | Here’s Why

Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted that Monsoon was likely to hit Delhi on Thursday or Friday. The monsoon, which was sluggish until last week, has revived and several parts of the country have been receiving rainfall. However, the overall monsoon deficiency across the country still stands at around minus 10 per cent. Also Read - Weather Update: IMD Predicts Heavy Rainfall For Karnataka on Wednesday, Issues Red Alert

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For last few days, the temperature in Delhi rose to nearly 42 degrees Celsius, which is five degrees above normal. Delhi and its adjoining areas had also experienced a series of severe dust storms in the past.  The air quality in Delhi has also improved considerably, with the Air Quality Index or AQI at 110 yesterday against 192 on Monday, both considered moderate.

On Wednesday, Delhi and National Capital Regions (NCR) witnessed the fresh spell of showers. The sudden change of weather had resulted in a drop in the temperature.

Meanwhile, India Meteorological Department had predicted that there are chances of heavy to very heavy rain at some places including Konkan and Goa, Coastal Karnataka and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim. At the same time, heavy rain is expected at isolated places over Kerala, South Interior Karnataka, North Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat Region, Marathwada, Chhattisgarh, East Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, East Uttar Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, East Rajasthan, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand.

A thunderstorm accompanied with squall and hail will occur in Uttarakhand, Jammu division of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.