Delhi gets 30.3 mm of rain on day one of monsoon

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New Delhi, Jun 15 (UNI) The Capital today received 30.3 mm of rain on day one of the monsoon which arrived here 14 days in advance, breaking a ten-year record.

The last time Monsoon had set in in Delhi so early was in 1998, the Met office said today.

People in the National Capital Region woke up to a cool Sunday with rains lashing the region since 0600 hrs today.

The rains brought the much-needed respite from the sultry weather prevaling for the past one week. The minimum temperature recorded on this morning was 27.5 degrees Celsius, two degrees below normal, the maximum temperature was recorded at 28.8 degrees Celsius, 11 degrees below normal, the Met department said.

The Met office recorded a rainfall of 30.3 mm till evening. The Weatherman described it as monsoon and forecast a generally cloudy sky with a few spells of rains or thunderstorm in the coming days.

This is the earliest monsoon to arrive in the Capital in ten years as it comes a record 14 days ahead of its normal date of June 29.

Delhi had been receiving rains for the past few days. But today's showers have been described as the first pre-monsoon rain.

The Met office had predicted an early onset of monsoon in the Capital this year.

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