The national capital woke up to rainfall on Thursday even as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted thunderstorms with light to moderate intensity rain over the city and its neighbouring areas.
Delhi and its neighbouring Noida, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Dadri, Greater Noida, Gurugram and Faridabad will also experience light to moderate rain for the next two to three days, said the weather department.
The temperature in Delhi has been dropping after the city experienced light rainfall for the past few days. The city recorded a minimum temperature of 25.1 degrees Celsius on Wednesday and the maximum temperature settled at 34.1 degrees Celsius.
Delhiites shared visuals of the rain on Twitter and celebrated the dip in mercury.
The PTI reported that the precipitation over the next few days might help cover the large rainfall deficit (49 per cent in September alone) to some extent. It would also keep the air clean and the temperature in check.
The rainfall for the next few days is likely to be the last few spells before the monsoon withdraws from the National Capital Region, the weather department said.
The IMD said on Tuesday that the southwest monsoon had withdrawn from parts of southwest Rajasthan and adjoining Kutch, three days after the normal date of September 17. It normally takes around a week after its withdrawal from west Rajasthan for the monsoon to retreat from Delhi.