Moderate to heavy rains hit Delhi, Met says Monsoon round the corner

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New Delhi, June 13 (UNI) Moderate to heavy rains hit Delhi today, cooling down the city even as the weatherman said Monsoon was just round the corner.

The rains, which lashed the city this afternoon, followed a heavily overcast sky since yesterday.

The showers, accompanied by Easterly winds brought down the mercury by a few degrees, providing relief to Delhiites from the perspiring conditions of the past few days.

Earlier, high humidity levels brought about by cloudy weather conditions led to a rise in minimum temperature to 29 Degrees Celsius.

More showers could be in the offing in the coming days with the weatherman forecasting an increase in rainfall activity over Delhi and other parts of Northwest India during the next two to three days.

''The current Meteorological analysis suggest fairly widespread rainfall activity over Northwest and adjoining Central India during the next 2-3 days,''the Met office said.

Infact, the weatherman said the South West Monsoon could just be round the corner.

''Southwest Monsoon has further advanced into the some more parts of Arabian Sea, most parts of Gujarat, some parts of East Rajasthan, some more parts of Madhya Pradesh and East Uttar Pradesh, entire Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir and some parts of Haryana and Punjab.

Conditions are favourable for further advance of monsoon into remaining parts of the country during the next 2-3 days,'' the Met office said.

The met office had yesterday forecast that South West Monsoon could arrive in Delhi earlier than its scheduled date of June 29.

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