Rise in humidity in Delhi, mercury rises to 34.7 deg C

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New Delhi, Aug 19 (UNI) Delhi today witnessed a rise in himidity levels, resulting in an increase in mercury to 34.7 degrees Celsius.

A bright sunlight in the sky, coupled with high humidity levels of 81 per cent, led to increase in maximum temperature, from 34 degrees yesterday, to 34.7 degrees, one degree above normal.

The rise in mercury comes after a cool weather during the weekend brought about by heavy rains.

The coolness in the air is likely to return towards the end of the week with weathermen forecasting heavy rains in the city from August 21 onwards under the influence of an upper air cyclonic circulation over east Uttar Pradesh.

''The upper air cyclonic circulation over east Uttar Pradesh and neighbourhood persists. Current meteorological analysis and interpretation of numerical weather prediction models suggest its strengthening and Northwestward movement causing scattered to fairly widespread rainfall activity over central and adjoining plains of Northwest India between August 21 and 23,''Met office said.

The Met office has forecast a partly cloudy sky in Delhi during the next 24 hours with possibility of thundry development in a few areas.

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