Partially cloudy sky. (File Photo: IANS). Image Source: IANS News

New Delhi, June 16 : Bringing relief from the prolonged spell of intense heat, the temperature in the national capital dipped substantially on Sunday, thanks to cyclone Vayu that caused rains to neighbouring states. Monday is also expected to see similar weather.

Although Delhi received just 0.6 mm rainfall on Sunday, moisture-laden winds due to cyclone Vayu and a western disturbance over north Pakistan led to up to 40 mm of precipitation in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.

Although Sunday morning was cloudy and breezy, the mercury rose to the maximum of 37.8 degrees Celsius by the afternoon, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD).

However, the maximum temperature, that was three notches below the season's average, meant the day was not as hot as it has been for past over two weeks.

The India Meteorological Department's forecast said Monday would be partly cloudy with maximum temperature would not go beyond 36 degree Celsius.

"There are chances of thunderstorm accompanied with light rains in the evening. The wind is expected to be gusty with speed of 30-40 kmph," said an IMD official.

There are predictions of light rains till Thursday, which may help keep temperatures low.

The southwest monsoon is expected to reach Delhi in the first week of July.

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