Day after record rainfall in May, a dry and sunny day in Delhi

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New Delhi, May 27 (UNI) A day after heavy rains in the capital city broke the record for the highest rainfall in May, it was back to a dry and sunny weather in Delhi today.

After heavy rains and a cloudy sky yesterday, the sun shone clear and bright on the Delhi skyline.

The maximum temperature rose, from 33.1 degrees Celsius yesterday, to 36.6 degrees.

However, a slight coolness remained in the air in the city with the maximum of 36.6 degrees, four degrees below normal.

The minimum temperature was also recorded six degrees below normal at 23.2 degrees.

Despite the sunny weather, the power situation in the city remained comfortable. 3146 MW peak time power demand was successfully met at 1526 hrs, a Delhi Government spokesperson said.

Delhi under drew 49 MW. No load shedding was effected. No under frequency relay reported till 1526 hrs.

Heavy rains and thundershowers lashed the city yesterday morning, with 36.4 mm rainfall, following sunny and dry weather during the weekend.

This has become the wettest May ever in the capital's history, with a total of 164.8 mm rainfall recorded. The previous highest rainfall during the month was 129.3 mm in 2002.

The Weatherman attribute this unusual weather to the influence of an upper air cylonic circulation, which has caused bountiful rainfall.

The coming days are likely to witness a further rise in mercury, with the weatherman forecasting a rise in the maximum temperature to 38 degrees tomorrow.

The Met office has forecast a partly cloudy sky in the capital during the next 24 hours, with the possibility of rain and thundershowers in some areas.


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