Rains lashed Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Monday, bringing down the mercury.

The meteorological department recorded a minimum temperature of 26.6 degrees Celsius, the season’s average.

“The sky will remain mostly cloudy throughout the day. There is possibility of light to moderate rains in the National Capital Territory,” said an India Meteorological Department official.

The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 31 degrees Celsius. At 8.30 am, the humidity was recorded at 92 per cent.

Sunday was also a cloudy day, with the maximum temperature settling at 33.2 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season’s average. The minimum temperature was recorded at 28.5 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average.

Some parts of the city recorded traces of rainfall, including Palam, between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm on Sunday, even as the humidity oscillated between 73 and 61 per cent.

The Met department had forecast generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers for Monday.

“The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover at 32 and 26 degrees Celsius respectively,” the weatherman had said.

(With agency inputs)