Met predicts heavy rains in Delhi-NCR today, monsoon showers expected on Thursday

A rickshaw puller transports passengers through a waterlogged street after heavy rain in Kolkata on Tuesday. Six people were killed after heavy monsoon rains and thunderstorms lashed West Bengal on Monday. Following a prediction of heavy rain this current week, the government issued an advisory forecast warning of rapid rise in water levels of rivers in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Assam, Meghalaya and north Bengal. (Rupak De Chowdhuri / REUTERS)

Neighbourhood News Desk: India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that Delhi-NCR and north India will witness heavy pre-monsoon showers in isolated areas on Wednesday. Monsoon rains are expected to arrive on Thursday with fairly widespread rainfall and sustained easterly winds bringing moisture from the Bay of Bengal.

Normal onset date of the monsoon for the national capital is June 29, but for the past two years there has been a slight delay, with the monsoon rains arriving on July 2. Heat wave conditions persisted in pockets of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi on Tuesday. Maximum temperatures are expected to hover in the mid-thirties for the rest of the week and minimum temperature is expected to be around mid twenties for the rest of the week.

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