New Delhi: A fresh bout of rain and high-velocity winds lashed the national capital overnight, bringing the mercury down by several notches on Sunday morning.Also Read - Hotel Occupancy Drops By 35 Percent in Himachal Pradesh After Torrential Rains Trigger Fresh Floods: Report
Light rain and generally cloudy weather is expected during the day. Also Read - Monsoon Likely To Reach Delhi Around July 10, Most-Delayed in 15 Years: IMD
The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative figures for Delhi, recorded 33.6 mm rainfall till 5:30 am. The Palam station gauged 43.4 mm precipitation, the weatherman said. Also Read - Delhi Gets Relief From Blistering Heatwaves As Rain Lashes Parts of National Capital | Watch
Rainfall recorded below 15mm is considered light, between 15 and 64.5 mm is moderate, and above 64.5mm is heavy, according to the India Meteorological Department.
Humidity levels also shot up to 100 per cent.
More rain is expected over the next three to four days, Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of IMD’s regional forecasting centre, said. The maximum temperature is expected to drop to 34 degrees Celsius by Wednesday.
The monsoon reached Delhi on June 25. Normal rainfall is predicted in the national capital during the season.