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Monsoon rains lash North India: Temperature comes down in Delhi-NCR and other states
Giving a much awaited respite to the residents of North India from the scorching heat, monsoon has arrived in the region a day earlier. Heavy to light rains have brought down the temperature in Delhi-NCR and other neighboring states.

The Southwest monsoon has been lashing Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand, East Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Chattisgarh.

Indian Meteorological Department's (IMD) reports have suggested that monsoon is now active in Delhi and the adjoining states. Delhi NCR region is also cool after the light showers which started on Wednesday evening are continuing till today.

Mahesh Palawat, Skymet's Chief Meteorologist said, "We can say that Monsoon rains have commenced over Delhi and will continue for next 24 to 36 hrs." And when he was asked about how much chances are there of a good rainfall in Delhi, he said, "These are only the good rains."

Palawat also talked about the frequency of the current monsoon rains. He said, "There will be a gap of 2 to 3 days and again from 1st July the rains will start and then there will be a break from 3rd to 6th July. And then after this break the monsoon will again pick up from the 2nd week of July."

Though it was a sloppy and delayed start of the rains this time, but the Southwest monsoon has advanced at a fast pace. The rains have lashed Gujarat killing 35 and leaving hundreds of people stranded. A flood alert has been issued in Kashmir as the Jhelum river has crossed the danger mark.

Meanwhile the country's financial capital Mumbai is receiving its second spell of heavy rainfall. Services on Central Railway line have been disrupted. Many areas in Mumbai have been waterlogged. The Met department has issued a warning of hight tide of 3.76 meters at 5:02 pm today. 

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