New Delhi: The much awaited rain has brought some relief to the national capital that has been reeling under high temperatures. Parts of Delhi woke up to pre-monsoon showers this morning and the Met department has predicted rain and thundershowers over the weekend.
The rains could bring down the temperatures to a minimum of 29 and 28 degree Celsius.
The delayed southwest monsoon also finally reached Himachal Pradesh. Showers lashed capital Shimla, Dharamsala, Manali and other towns, leading to a sharp fall in temperature across the state. The Met department has warned of heavy rains in next 48 hours.
However down south, the past month has been traumatic for farmers in north and central Karnataka. Many parts of the state have not recorded any rainfall during the first half of the monsoon. The state and the central governments have released over Rs 300cr rupees as relief fund towards drought affected farmers.