Monsoon showers cool Delhi, temperature below normal

Rain brought the maximum temperature down four notches below the season\'s average, recorded at 32.4 degrees Celsius.

Published: 03rd July 2016 09:21 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd July 2016 09:21 PM   |  A+A-


Cars plying a waterlogged road in Delhi. (PTI)


NEW DELHI: With monsoon active over the city, Delhiites today enjoyed a pleasant weather as the temperature remained below normal for this time of the season.

Rain brought the maximum temperature down by four notches below the season's average and it was recorded at 32.4 degrees Celsius.

The minimum temperature settled at 27.2 degrees Celsius, one degree below the normal.

According to the Meteorological department, Safdarjung observatory, figure of which is considered the official for the city, recorded traces of rain in the last 24 hours.

Between 8.30 AM and 5.30 AM today, the observatory recorded no rainfall, but weather stations at Palam and Ayanagar received 7.8 mm and 0.5 mm rainfall respectively.

Humidity levels oscillated between 72 and 87 per cent.

The weather office has predicted overcast conditions along with the possibility of light rain and thundershowers for tomorrow.

"The sky will be generally cloudy. There is likelihood of light rain and thunderstorm towards night tomorrow. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to settle at around 33 and 27 degrees Celsius," the weatherman said.

Yesterday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 30.2 degrees Celsius and the minimum had settled at 24.4 degrees Celsius.


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