Day after record rainfall in May, Delhi wakes up to sunny morning

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New Delhi, May 27 (UNI) A day after heavy rains lashed the capital city, breaking the record for the highest rainfall in May, people today woke up to a sunny morning even as coolness in the air persisted.

Despite the sunlight, the minimum temperature was recorded six degrees below normal at 23.2 degrees Celsius.

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.

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

The coolness in the air is likely to persist for the next few days with weathermen forecasting more spells of rain and thundershowers in the next 24 hours.

''The current meteorological analysis suggests isolated rains are likely over northwest India during next two to three days,'' the weathermen said.

The Met office has forecast a partly cloudy sky during the next 24 hours in the city with likelihood of thundry development towards the evening.

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