New Delhi: Monsoon rains reached 2 days earlier than it normally does and covered the whole country.
Regions of Rajasthan, Madhya Maharashtra and Delhi saw heavy rains as Southwest monsoon moved towards western Rajasthan and Kutch, and remaining parts of north Arabian Sea.
Rajasthan received more over 13 centimetres of rain at various places while Delhi received showers making it pleasant bringing down the humidity levels.
Heavy rain alert has been sounded in Uttarakhand by the meteorological department and warnings have been issued for people to be cautious for the next 48 hours.
According to IMD, the country has received 280.4 mm rainfall between 1st and 12th July which is 4 per cent higher than normal.
This year rains are expected to be 6% more than the long period average.
July is expected to see 7 per cent more rain while August is estimated to receive 4 per cent more rain than normal these months.