Pre-monsoon showers cool Delhi

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New Delhi: Delhi experienced pre-monsoon showers today as it hastened the monsoon’s arrival, expected within three-four days. 

The national capital recorded 10.6 mm rainfall at the Safdarjung Observatory, which is the official reading for Delhi. 

The rain cooled down the city as the minimum temperature dropped from 28.5 degrees Celsius to 25.6 degrees. The maximum was recorded at 34.4 degrees. 

High velocity winds ranging from 50 to 60 kmph swept the city in early morning hours, Met Department officials told UNI. The Met office has predicted more rains in the coming two days. The monsoon is expected to arrive on June 29, the scheduled date. 

The south-west monsoon has advanced in more parts of Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal and Jharkhand. Conditions are favourable for further advance of the southwest monsoon into the remaining parts of the North Arabian Sea, Bihar, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, most parts of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Delhi and Rajasthan during next three-four days.

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