Eid brings welcome showers to parched city

 Delhi witnessed pleasant weather on Eid as rain greeted the city. After a rather harsh weekend, mercury dipped on Monday, relieving people of hot and humid weather.

Maximum temperature was 34.7 degree Celsius, recorded at Palam, while 27.4 degree Celsius minimum temperature was recorded at Safdarjung.

Though maximum temperature remained similar to that on Sunday which was 34.5 degree Celsius, the minimum temperature dipped. It was 29.8 degree Celsius on Sunday.
The weatherman forecast thunderstorms with rain for the next two days.
The meteorological department predicts minimum temperature of 26.0 degrees and maximum of 32.0 for Tuesday.

The spell of showers made a great difference to the Capital after the weekend.
Monday being a holiday, people were seen enjoying the rains and children getting wet out on terraces. Families thronged picnic places, especially India Gate.

“The weather has been good since morning. We packed lunch from home and ate at India Gate. Though there was a cool breeze since morning, we didn’t expect rains, as clouds have been fooling the city people for weeks,” said Nimesh Rana.

He said despite liking rainy weather, he feels bad for the motorcycle riders, more so when they are going for work.

Many young boys were seen playing with water in pools at India Gate and Old Fort while some relished the weather by playing football.

“This is perfect weather to play. My mother is also not asking me to study today,” said Manu from Nandi Residency, Chhattarpur. South Delhi witnessed heavy rainfall with traffic jams at many red lights. Cars put on headlights from 4.00 pm onwards to avoid
accidents.

Double treat

Celebrations of Eid became doubly joyful.“We had a small party of relatives at our place. Some of them, especially those who ride two-wheelers, got late in reaching. Arrangements of lunch also suffered. But then, there is nothing  like beautiful weather,” said Fareeda Bano from Dwarka.
 
“It seemed like a gift from heaven. Weather had been quite bad throughout the Roza period. It was becoming tough to bear humidity if air conditioner wasn’t on,” she said.  

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