Extreme sultry weather, humidity rise to 60%, no sign of monsoon
New Delhi, July 4 (UNI) The sultry conditions being experienced in Delhi for the past few days continued today with the humidity levels rising to nearly 60 per cent even as monsoon rains continued to elude the capital.
Though the bright sunlight during the day was interspersed with clouds in the sky and the North Easterly winds continued to bring some relief to Delhiites from the scorching heat, conditions continued to be unbearable outdoors.
The rise in humidity led to a rise in the minimum temperature today to 28.5 degree Celsius, from 26.5 degree C yesterday. The maximum temperature too remained at yesterday's level of 39.5 degree Celsius, two degrees above normal.
The met office has predicted a partly cloudy sky with possibility of slight rains or thundershowers accompanied by squalls in some areas of Delhi during the next 24 hours.
The weather conditions are, however, unlikely to improve in the next few days with the weather office forecasting mainly dry weather in the next three days over the North West region except for isolated rain or thundershowers towards the evenings or night.
Meanwhile, the first monsoon rains continue to elude Delhi, where they were scheduled to arrive on June 29, even though the monsoon has covered some parts of West Uttar Pradesh, Himachal, Jammu and Kashmir and some parts of Punjab like Ludhiana.
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