On Wednesday, Delhi experienced temperatures up to 38 degree Celsius with a humidity of around 65 per cent.
The prolonged wait finally ended after parts of Delhi and its nearby areas received rain on Thursday.
The much-awaited rains brought down temperatures in Delhi bringing respite from the scorching heat.
In its city forecast, IMD said Delhi will be generally cloudy with light rain till July 8. The weather department has forecast heavy rainfall from July 9.
The Met department said the south-west monsoon has further advanced into the whole of Delhi and parts of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, and Rajasthan.
Heaving a sigh of relief, people took to social media to express their happiness over the showers.
On Wednesday, the Indian Metrological Department had said the monsoon rains will reach Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi in the next 48 hours.
The conditions are becoming favourable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon into remaining parts of North Arabian Sea, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, some more parts of Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, remaining parts of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand and some parts of Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi during next 48 hours, the IMD release said on Wednesday evening.
Friday started on a cloudy, with the fairly comfortable afternoon. The weather took a drastic change in the evening around 4 pm when intense clouding engulfed several parts of the city.
According to Skymet Weather, rains travelled all along from West Uttar Pradesh, lashing eastern parts of Delhi NCR first. Gradually, rains covered the entire national capital.
Places like Noida, Greater Noida, Akshardham, Mayur Vihar, Okhla, New Friends Colony, Ashram, Lajpat Nagar, Hauz Khas, Great Kailash, Safdarjung, New Delhi Railway Station, Connaught Place and Saket reported some intense showers. As reiterated before these rains were patchy in nature although sustained for quite a long time.