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Hot, humid conditions continue in Delhi, mercury rises to 39.5 Deg C

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, July 3 (UNI) Hot and humid conditions continued to prevail here today with the maximum temperature rising to 39.5 degrees Celsius, two degrees above normal.

Though the North Easterly winds brought some relief to Delhiites, there was a decrease in the level of humidity, from 82 per cent yesterday to 47 per cent today.

Tomorrow could, however, witness a slight improvement in the weather with the met office predicting rains and thundershowers during the next 24 hours in Delhi, which still awaits its first monsoon shower.

The weather office has predicetd a partly cloudy sky with rain and thundershowers in a few areas during the next 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the first monsoon rains continued to elude Delhi though it has covered some parts of West Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir and some parts of Punjab and Haryana including Chandigarh.

The Met office said the northern limit of monsoon is currently passing through Udaipur, Gwalior, Barielly, Dehra Dun, Ambala and Amritsar.

The scheduled date for the arrival of the monsoon in Delhi was June 29.

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