As heavy rains splashed the streets of Delhi on the morning of Tuesday, 13 July, memes and reactions started pouring on Twitter.
The much-awaited Delhi rains come after a crushing heat wave and have invited rib-tickling jokes about the delayed rainfall and the condition of the city after rains.
Several funny memes were based on the fact that the rains have arrived in Delhi after a long delay, with many memes based on Bollywood movies.
— Hemali Sodhi (@hemalisodhi) July 13, 2021
Finally, Monsoon arrives in Delhi NCR.
— Deepak Gautam (@deepakgautam163) July 13, 2021
— India Trending (@IndiaTrendingin) July 13, 2021
— ABHISHEK KUMAR (@tweet_abhi1989) July 13, 2021
After hot sunny day, when it rains...
— Suraj Kr Sharma (@mesuraj7) July 13, 2021
Other users from the city shared pictures of the downpour, even as many parts reported flooding after the rains.
— Aqib khan (@KhanAqib70) July 13, 2021
— SirishaRao (@SirishaRao17) July 13, 2021
Residents also complained of traffic jams right after the rains, with some tweeting about the bus stuck under Minto Bridge, which is considered to be a "sign of rains in Delhi".
— Vineet Gambhir (@gambhir_vineet) July 13, 2021
Has anyone seen the DTC bus half drowned in Minto Bridge ? If not, then monsoon hasn’t arrived in delhi. That’s the heavenly sign since ages. #DelhiRains
— Varun Jamwal 🇮🇳 (@VarunjamwalBJP) July 13, 2021
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that 2.5 cm rainfall was recorded by the Safdarjung observatory in Delhi between 7 am and 8.30 am today. IMD has said that the failure to predict monsoons correctly is “rare and uncommon".
According to IMD’s senior scientist K Jenamani, they are going to study why monsoons were delayed in Delhi although the conditions were favourable.