Showers cool Delhi, more to come

 Delhi rejoiced a dip in the day temperature and healthy rainfall on Saturday. MeT department said rain in the city would continue for the next few days.

   Delhiites woke up to light showers and partly cloudy skies. In the evening north and east Delhi experienced thundershowers after which the city had cooled down.

The minimum temperature on Saturday was recorded at 25.5 degree Celsius, which was two notches below normal. The maximum temperature remained around 38 degree Celsius.

The observatory at Safdarjung recorded 2.6 mm rainfall, while Palam Met department recorded 6.2 mm rainfall till 5.30 am.

The intermittent rains since Thursday have come as a relief for Delhiites, who were reeling under summer heat with mercury constantly touching 45 degree Celsius mark for about a week.

Many had flocked near India Gate to celebrate rain. “We have come here to have Chuski with my family,” said Pankaj Dhawan, an MNC employee who lives in Mayur Vihar. 

“It should always rain on Saturdays. What can be better than rain and long drive!” said a Delhi University student Prashant Jha. 

“Due to intermittent rain, temperature is expected to hover between 35 and 40 degree Celsius till June 20. More rain is expected in the next two-three days,” said India Metrological Department (IMD) official. 

Also according to the private weather forecaster Skymet, moisture in the atmosphere and gradual rise in temperatures by noon could lead to convection in the Delhi-NCR region, which will continue to bring rain. 

Weathermen said that on Sunday, the maximum temperature is expected to settle around 39 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season’s average. The minimum temperature is expected to hover around 27 degree Celsius. 

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