Rain to continue, says Met department

It has been a pleasant Wednesday for Delhiites as the city saw rain intermittently through the day. India Meteorological Department officials said rains will continue.
On Tuesday, the Capital received the season’s highest rainfall.

“The city received a total rainfall of 6 mm between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm. Although it is much less than Tuesday’s 54 mm rain, due to continuous rain, the overall mugginess in the air has gone down,” said the official.

The maximum temperature was one notch below average at 32.6 degrees Celsius, and the minimum temperature also a notch below average at 25.2 degrees Celsius. Humidity is at 97 per cent.

IMD has predicted that the sky will remain cloudy. “Some spells of rain are likely in parts of the city during the night,” said the official.

The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to be 32 and 24 degree Celsius respectively.

Delhiites welcomed the rains despite facing traffic snarls on Wednesday. “This year’s monsoon till now was just a few showers here and there. That was only increasing the humidity and temperature, though it was not reaching like that in summer,” said Madvi Saxena, resident, Vasant Vihar.

“Monsoon this time was uncomfortable since there was hardly any rain,” he added.
“The last two days have been really pleasant. It has become a little chilly too,” said Saxena. The official said monsoon may stay in the Capital till September 20.

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