"There will be light rain and thunder showers Tuesday with the day remaining cloudy," said an official of the India Meteorological Department.

Some people took shelter under metro stations. "The day was gloomy but the rain was not expected. I am totally drenched in a five-minute rickshaw ride from the metro station to office," said Riedh Sarkar, who works in an IT firm in Gurgaon.

The minimum temperature was recorded three notches above the season's average at 10.2 degrees Celsius, while the maximum temperature is likely to hover around 20 degrees Celsius.

Humidity at 8:30 am was 100 percent. Monday's maximum temperature was recorded at 22.3 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average, while the minimum temperature was 9 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average.


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