Pre-monsoon showers brought a much needed relief to people from intense heatwave in parts of north India on Monday. Even though Delhiites woke up to a hot and humid morning today with the minimum temperature settling at 30.5 degrees Celsius, the city received its pre-monsoon shower bringing relief from the intense heat wave.
Dehradun, the capital city of Uttarakhand also received heavy rainfall on Monday morning. The state has been receiving rains in the past few days.
Similarly, the hilly state of Himachal Pradesh may see heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours, a weather official said on Sunday.
“There are chances of heavy rainfall in some parts of the state between June 20 and 21,” an official of the local meteorological office told reporters.
- More rains likely in New Delhi today as monsoon picks up, flood alert issued in J&K
- Monsoon enters Punjab, Haryana; temperature falls in the region
- Monsoon set to hit Delhi this week, pre-monsoon showers expected from Wednesday
- Mumbai rains: IMD forecasts very heavy rain in city, asks people to stay indoors
- Mumbai receives pre-monsoon showers, dust storm brings down temperature in North India
- Some parts of Mumbai receive drizzle, more rain likely Sunday onwards, says IMD
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He said most of the prominent tourist towns like Shimla, Narkanda, Kufri, Kalpa, Kasauli, Chamba, Dharamsala, Palampur and Manali might saw good spells of rain.
On the other hand, in Chandigarh the meteorological office said on Monday that heavy rainfall may also hamper the main event of International Yoga Day to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Yoda has been scheduled on Tuesday.
(With inputs from Agencies)