Delhi soaks in pre-monsoon rain for third day

Delhi soaks in pre-monsoon rain for third day

NEW DELHI: The national capital saw another rainy day on Wednesday, keeping the mercury within normal levels even as humidity shot up.

More rain is likely to hit Delhi on Thursday.Though overnight showers lashed Delhi, the rains stopped in the morning. However, around noon the sky got overcast and showers were reported from many parts of the city.

The Safdarjung weather station recorded a rainfall of 20.2mm in the last 24 hours (8.30am on Tuesday – 8:30 am on Wednesday) while stations at Lodhi Road, Palam, Ridge and Aya Nagar received 24.2mm, 3.8mm, 17.9mm and 15.7 mm rain during the same period. Safdarjung area recorded another 18.2 mm of rain between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm on Wednesday.

“A few western disturbances have hit the north western states and these systems are likely to trigger more rains on Thursday. This can be called pre-monsoon showers, too,” a Met official told Hindustan Times.

On Friday and Saturday, there are no predictions of rain. However, on Sunday, showers can be expected again.

The minimum temperature on Wednesday was recorded at 23.7 degrees Celsius, five notches below what is normal for this time of the year, the MeT official said. The maximum temperature stood at 32.4 degrees Celsius which was six degrees below the normal.

At 8.30am, humidity was recorded at 92%.

The weatherman had forecast overcast conditions with a possibility of few more spells of rain and thundershowers.

Though there was no chock-ablock situation on Delhi roads, traffic remained heavy in areas in south, west and east Delhi. Traffic moved slowly form Badarpur to Modi Mill due to waterlogging at CRRI.

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