Heavy rains lash several parts in north India, except Delhi

Light rains in Delhi
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New Delhi (NVI): It seems people in Delhi will have to wait more for some good rains as monsoon has favoured several parts in north India, except the national capital which is witnessing a rise in temperature and humidity levels.

The humidity levels are above normal in Delhi due to rainfall activity around last weekend. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the national capital has recorded 40 per cent less rainfall despite an early onset late last month.

As per the weather forecast, the city is likely to see light rain in the next seven days as the monsoon trough has shifted further north.

At least three weather stations in Delhi have recorded less than normal rain in July, as per IMD data. Since June 1, when the monsoon set in, the city has recorded just 79 mm rainfall against the normal of 132 mm, a deficiency of 40 per cent.

Apart from Delhi, monsoon has remained weak in Rajasthan too over the past few days but it is expected to pick from Tuesday. As per the latest MeT data, light rain was expected in over and adjoining areas of Rajgarh, Mahandipur Balaji, Deeg, Bharatpur in the state this evening.

Himachal Pradesh is expected to ger heavy rainfall on July 13 and 16. Most parts in Haryana and Punjab have also received good rainfall.

Als, isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely over Bihar and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim during the next 3 days, the MeT department said.

-ARK