Light rain hits Delhi, more showers expected towards weekend

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New Delhi, Jun 12 (UNI) After dry weather over the last fortnight, light rains hit Delhi today, heralding what weathermen say could be a period of prolonged rainfall in the run-up to the arrival of monsoons in the Capital city.

The rainfall, which lasted for just a little while, followed a cloudy sky in the city since morning.

Though just traces of rainfall were recorded till 1730 hours, the showers neverthless led to a sharp drop in maximum temperature, from 38.2 Degree Celsius yesterday, to 35.6 Degree C, four degrees below normal.

Despite the rain, humidity continued to remain at a high level of 83 per cent, leading to perspiring conditions. The clouds and the humidity this morning led to a rise in minimum temperature to 28.8 Degree C.

More rain and thundershowers are expected in the coming days with weathermen forecasting increase in rainfall activity in the city during the coming days.

''Isolated rain/thundershowers are likely over Delhi and its neighbouring areas during the next 48 hrs, and may increase thereafter,'' the weathermen said.

Infact, weathermen have forecast that given the progress of South West monsoon over several parts of the country so far there is a strong possibility of Monsoon arriving in Delhi well ahead of its scheduled date of June 29.

''Latest analysis of global Numerical Weather Prediction models indicates possibility of advance of Monsoon well ahead of its normal schedule over Northwest India including Delhi,''the Met office said.

The met office has forecast a generally cloudy sky in Delhi during the next 24 hours with one or two spells of rain and thundershowers.

They have forecast a maximum temperature of 35 Degree C tomorrow.

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