Delhi Weather Forecast Today, Delhi Monsoon Live News Updates: After several false starts, the monsoon finally hit Delhi on Tuesday. The first showers of monsoon caused waterlogging and massive traffic jams in different parts of the city, causing snaking lines of vehicles on several busy road stretches, including at the Dhaula Kuan Ring Road, Barapullah and Kallindi Kunj flyovers.
The much-awaited Southwest Monsoon finally brought respite from scorching summer temperatures as 28.1 mm rainfall was recorded between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm.
The rainfall started on Monday night and continued through Tuesday morning. By 8.30 am, Lodhi Road met station had seen 19.4 mm of rain, followed by 2.5 mm at Safdarjung and 2.4 mm at Palam. Monsoon was set to arrive in the national capital on June 27, but it got delayed by 15 days, first time in almost two decades.
The IMD called the failure to predict the monsoon in Delhi with accuracy “rare and uncommon”. On Monday, the monsoon advanced to several parts of Rajasthan, including Jaisalmer, but gave Delhi a miss yet again.
The IMD had earlier announced that the city would see monsoon rains much earlier than usual on June 15. However, changes in conditions that promote the advancement of moisture-laden winds meant that there were delays, and IMD’s monsoon forecast for rains was wrong at least thrice.