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In PHOTOS: Monsoon finally arrives in Delhi

Last updated on: July 7, 2012 13:21 IST

In PHOTOS: Monsoon finally arrives in Delhi

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Delhi recorded over 40 mm of rains in the first few hours of the monsoon, bringing the mercury down and providing relief to people reeling under heat.

No major traffic snarl or waterlogging was reported from the city, as there was no heavy rain in the morning hours though the sky was cloudy and it was drizzling.

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Image: Commuters cross a street during monsoon rains in New Delhi
Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters
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The rain gauges at the Safdurjung Weather station measured 40.1 mm of rains between 6 pm on Friday and 8:30 am on Saturday. The Palam station measured 34 mm of rains during the same period.

The showers also brought down the minimum temperature to 23.2 degree Celsius, four degrees below normal. This is the first time in the past over one month that the minimum temperature has come below normal levels.


Image: A commuter runs for cover as he crosses a road during monsoon rains in New Delhi
Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

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Monsoon finally arrives in Delhi

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The monsoon finally hit the capital on Satutday evening, after missing the normal onset date of June 29. Last year, monsoon reached the city on June 26 while the year before, it was delayed till July five.

The showers on Friday had triggered waterlogging and traffic snarls across the city, exposing chinks in the preparations of the civic bodies and the city government to tackle the problem.


Image: A woman holds an umbrella to shield herself from the rain as she crosses a road during a monsoon shower in New Delhi
Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters
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The earliest onset of monsoon over Delhi during the past 30 years was on June 15, 2008 and while the most delayed onset was on July 26, 1987.

During monsoon, the Weatherman says, if the city gets 645.7 mm of rains, it is considered normal for the capital. However, this June, Delhi received only one-sixth of the rains.


Image: man rides a rickshaw while pulling an unused rickshaw on a road after a rain shower
Photographs: Parivartan Sharma/Reuters
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