Delhi Rains Brings Temperature Down by 5 Notches

Overnight rain brought the mercury down across Delhi with the city recording a minimum temperature of 23.2 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.

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Delhi Rains Brings Temperature Down by 5 Notches

Heavy showers continued till early morning as Delhi recorded 26.4 mm rainfall. (AFP)


New Delhi:  Overnight rain brought the mercury down across Delhi with the city recording a minimum temperature of 23.2 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, five notches below the season's average.

Heavy showers continued till early morning as the capital recorded 26.4 mm rainfall. Humidity recorded at 8.30 am was 93 per cent.

"The weather condition will be similar throughout the day. Rains will continue. Thunderstorms are also likely," an official at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) told IANS.

"From June 1 till now, there has been a total of 81.8 mm rainfall," he said. 

The city had witnessed rains early on Monday morning as well but it was followed by bright sunshine in the afternoon pushing the maximum temperature to 37.4 degrees Celsius. 

The maximum temperature on Tuesday was likely to hover around 34 degrees Celsius, he said.

The minimum temperature on Monday was recorded at 24 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season's average and the maximum temperature settled at 37.4 degrees celsius, one notch below the season's average.

Chandigarh and its surrounding areas in Punjab and Haryana received rainfall on Tuesday bringing the mercury down considerably. However, these were not pre-Monsoon showers, the Met office said.

The rains that started on Monday afternoon continued intermittently on Tuesday. The city recorded nearly 44 mm rainfall on Monday.

Weather in the Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow and around remained pleasant for the second consecutive day on Tuesday as cool winds blew and the humidity level came down. The Regional Met Office has predicted rainfall in many parts of the state till Wednesday.


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