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Wait for monsoon over as heavy rains lash several parts of Delhi and NCR

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 15, 2019, 04.13 PM (IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

The wait for monsoon finally got over on Monday as heavy rains lashed Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).

It comes as a relief for the city as it has been witnessing long dry days for a while now.

Earlier in the day, the city was covered with dust winds.

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"The city is likely to receive light rain till Thursday," an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

Soon Delhites took to Twitter and posted videos and pictures of rains.

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Delhi usually records more than 50 per cent rainfall in the month of June and July but this year that has not been the case. 

The delay in the crucial southwest monsoon had also raised concerns as the NCR's water table had been on a decline.