Heavy rain battered various areas of Delhi on Tuesday, offering relief to residents from the oppressive heat experienced over the past few days. Noida and Ghaziabad within the National Capital Region (NCR) also faced heavy rainfall, with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting additional heavy showers over the next five days.

This recent bout of rain in Delhi follows a period where the city was brought to a halt by severe flooding that resulted in at least six fatalities, including children. On June 28, Delhi experienced its highest rainfall in decades, causing widespread disruption. Several parts of the city were submerged for days, leaving residents without electricity and water. The heavy rain also led to the collapse of the roof at Delhi Airport's Terminal 1, resulting in one death.

Meanwhile, due to the heavy rainfall, the price of tomatoes is expected to increase in northern India, including Uttar Pradesh, Delhi NCR, and Haryana. Farmers report that tomato crops have been damaged by the heavy rains in the Muradabad region, known for its extensive tomato farming. Tomatoes from this region are supplied to Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi NCR, and Haryana. With the arrival of July rains, vegetable prices have risen sharply. In June, tomato prices ranged from 40 to 50 rupees per kilo, but they have now increased to 75 to 80 rupees per kilo. Similarly, potato prices have risen to 25 to 30 rupees per kilo, and they have reached 40 to 45 rupees per kilo. The prices of vegetables in several states have been impacted due to heavy rains across several states.