New Delhi : A few areas of the Indian capital received light to moderate showers Thursday evening but there was no respite from the oppressive humidity of the past few days.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), rain fell for 30 minutes in areas like Connaught Place, India Gate, Rafi Marg, Jahandewalan and Safdarjung, as also in parts of south Delhi.
“This is completely a local development and that’s why it rained only in some parts of the city,” said an IMD official, adding that 1 mm of rain was recorded.
Weathermen forecast cloudy skies and brief spells of rain and thundershowers Friday.
The capital recorded a maximum temperature of 39 degrees Celsius (three degrees above normal) and a minimum of 29 degrees, two degrees above normal.
On June 28, IMD officials had announced the arrival of monsoon in Delhi. However, there has not been much rainfall since then.