Rains at last in Delhi

July 27th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The skies finally opened up and it poured in the national capital Friday, bringing relief and joy after days of watching rain-laden clouds give Delhi the slip.

The heavy showers saw most people get out of their homes and offices or on to terraces to watch the rain drops fall pitter-patter and feel the rain on their faces.

“I think our wait for the rains has come to an end and this is the real monsoon,” said Rohit Raghav, watching the rain from his office in south Delhi.

With grim predictions made due to a deficit monsoon so far this year, an official of India Meteorological Department (IMD) said Friday’s rains were “indeed a positive sign for Delhi as the rain deficit is over 60 percent which is too much. The south part of the capital has seen good amount of rain”.

The dark clouds did not vanish like they were doing for the past many days and finally opened up with heavy rain late Friday afternoon.

The bird population also seemed to be enjoying the showers, and sat quietly soaking up the rain.

Though traffic was slow, especially on flyovers due to cars slowing down with the rain water collecting at the base, no one was complaining.

“I hope the rains come good and we make up for the lost rain in all these days,” said 25-year-old Mridula who lives in east Delhi’s Mayur Vihar.

The national capital has seen a rain-deficit of 64 percent this season.

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