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Heavy showers expected on July 25-26

New Delhi: The national capital is in for heavy to very heavy showers on Thursday and Friday which will lead to a significant decrease in temperatures and humidity levels.

It would be one of the heaviest spells of the monsoon season so far in Delhi, Mahesh Palwat of Skymet Weather said.

Delhi has recorded 156.5 mm rains from July 1 to July 23, which is four per cent more than the 30-year average of 149.8 mm, officials said.

Overall, it has received 167.7 mm precipitation against the long-term average of 215.3 mm since June 1, when the monsoon season starts, a deficiency of 22 per cent, according to India Meteorological Department data.

The city recorded 50.2 mm rainfall, the heaviest in the monsoon season this year, on July 22.

"Monsoon is reviving in north India. On and off rains will continue in the Delhi-NCR region till Wednesday. The axis of monsoon trough, which at present runs south of Delhi, will shift northwards leading to fairly widespread rain and thundershower Wednesday onward," Palawat said.

Heavy to very heavy rain is very likely on July 25 and 26, which will reduce the rain deficit in the national capital,

he said.

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