The minimum temperature on Monday morning was recorded at 9.2 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average. Delhi-NCR saw sudden change in weather on Monday afternoon, when light-to-heavy rainfall was reported in parts of the national capital. The Met department had also predicted a foggy morning for Monday, with some light rain & drizzle in afternoon or evening. The rains might lead dip in temperature.
Skymet had earlier predicted that monsoon rains in India were expected to be normal in 2019, raising prospects of higher farm and economic growth in the $2 trillion economy.
There is a more than 50 percent chance that India will get normal rainfall and only a small probability of excessive rainfall, Jatin Singh, chief executive officer at Skymet, said.
India defines average, or normal, rainfall as between 96 per cent and 104 per cent of a 50-year average of 89 cm for the entire four-month season beginning June.
The monsoon season delivers about 70 per cent of India’s annual rainfall and is key to the success of the farm sector in Asia’s third-biggest economy.
The social media, earlier in the month, had gone into a tizzy after Noida, Delhi's agglomeration, turned white after a round of hailstorm.