Dust storms and heavy rains in the national capital and its surrounding areas on Wednesday brought relief to Delhi-NCR, where residents are facing hot and humid weather.
It is pre-monsoon rain as the monsoon is yet to arrive in Delhi. The monsoon entered Kerala on its normal start date on 1 June.
The India Meteorological Department said that thunderstorms occurred in Delhi-NCR with light rains with strong winds blowing at 40-50 kmph. This was due to the effect of cyclonic circulation over northern Rajasthan and moving in a low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal from northern Pakistan.
Earlier on Wednesday, Skymet Weather warned of dust storm and thunderstorm in some places including the national capital Faridabad and Gurugram.
Last week, India Meteorological Department said that rain activities are expected to occur in different parts of the country during the week as conditions are getting favorable for the further progress of the southwest monsoon.
The Meteorological Department said that the monsoon progressed over the central Arabian Sea, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal, parts of the southwest and east Bay of Bengal, the entire southeast Bay of Bengal and parts of the Bay of West Bengal. Conditions are becoming favorable for Bengal during next 2 days.