(Pics) Monsoon arrives in Delhi, northern belt

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New Delhi, July 3: Monsoon finally hit the national capital on Thursday, after a delay of a few days. The Met Office has forecast constant rains in the next few days.

"Monsoon has finally hit Delhi and there will be constant rains for the next few days," Durai Swamy, scientist at India Meteorological Department (IMD), said.

Earlier, the Met Office forecast that monsoon would reach Delhi by June 29.

A woman walks with an umbrella as it rains in New Delhi

A woman walks with an umbrella as it rains in New Delhi on Thursday.

People pushing a vehicle stuck at a waterlogged road

People pushing a vehicle stuck at a waterlogged road after heavy rains in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Vehicles move through a waterlogged road

Vehicles move through a waterlogged road after heavy rains in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Vehicles move at Vijay Chowk during during rains

Vehicles move at Vijay Chowk during during rains in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Vehicles move through a waterlogged road

Vehicles move through a waterlogged road after heavy rains in Thane, Mumbai on Wednesday.

Youngsters enjoy the rains at an India Gate lawn

Youngsters enjoy the rains at an India Gate lawn in New Delhi on Wednesday.

College girls enjoy the rains in Mumbai

College girls enjoy the rains in Mumbai on Wednesday.

A scooterist wades through a waterlogged street

A scooterist wades through a waterlogged street after heavy rains in Patiala on Tuesday.

People wade through a water logged street

People wade through a water logged street after heavy rains in Kolkata on Tuesday.

A police officer rides through flooded street

A police officer rides through flooded street after heavy rains in Jalandhar on tuesday.

School girls walking under umbrellas as its rains

School girls walking under umbrellas as its rains in Kochi on Tuesday.

The rainfall has brought relief from the soaring temperature in the city. Apart from the city, monsoon showers were also witnessed in Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. Northern parts of Rajasthan have also reported heavy showers, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

In fact, Delhi had received pre-monsoon thunder showers yesterday. The MeT department had predicted that rainfall activity would pick up after June recorded an overall 43% rain deficit.

OneIndia News (with inputs from IANS)

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