Light rain in Delhi, brings humid climes, mercury upto 36.5 deg

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New Delhi, Jul 28 (UNI) After heavy rains over last two days, light rainfall hit the Capital city again, but brought with it warm and humid weather.

Though the showers, which hit the city this afternoon, and the thunderstorm accompanying it brought some coolness in the air, it was soon followed by rise in humidity levels to 97 per cent.

The high humidity, coupled with bright sunlight, which followed the rain, led to acute sultry conditions, causing a rise in maximum temperature, from 33.5 degree Celsius yesterday, to 36.5 degree C, three degrees above normal.

The minimum was recorded at 26.8 degree Celsius, which is the normal temperature for this time of the year.

A total of 0.3 mm of rainfall were recorded till 1730 hours.

The humid weather in the capital city is likely to persist with weathermen forecasting warm and humid weather in the next 24 hours.

However, relief from the humid climes could be in the offing towards the weekend with weathermen forecasting increase in rainfall activity in Delhi towards the weekend.

''Isolated rain/thundershowers are likely over west Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and Punjab during the next 48 hours and increase thereafter,'' the Met office said.

The Met office has forecast warm and humid weather in Delhi in the next 24 hours with a partly cloudy sky.


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