Rain lashed parts of Delhi and the National Capital Region on Thursday morning, bringing much-needed respite from the scorching heat that had gripped the city.
The southwest monsoon finally arrived in the city, three days later than schedule to bring the temperatures down to 30 degrees Celsius.
The heavy downpour led to massive traffic jams and water logging disrupting normal life across the city.
Many parts of the city recorded more than 50mm of rains in the first couple of hours of downpour itself.
Punjab and Haryana too witnessed rains across several parts as the southwest monsoon hit the two states on Thursday.
India Meteorological Department's forecast is that weather conditions are favourable for further advance of monsoon in several parts of India.
“Conditions are favourable for further advance of monsoon into remaining parts of the Arabian Sea and Gujarat, some parts of Rajasthan, remaining parts of Madhya Pradesh, entire Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh and some parts of Jammu and Kashmir, some parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, entire Delhi during next 24 hours," IMD said.