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Some relief from scorching heat as pre-monsoon clouds in Delhi

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, July 5 (UNI) After three days of hot and humid weather, the first pre-monsoon clouds hovered over the Delhi skyline today with the weathermen predicting the first showers by Friday evening or Saturday.

The clouds in the sky, coupled with South Easterly winds, provided some relief from the scorching heat of the last few days, resulting in a fall of mercury to 37.5 Degree Celsius today.

There was a coolness in the air even though the humidity level rose to 60 per cent today.

The minimum temperature also decreased to 26 degrees Celsius from 26.5 degrees Celsius yesterday.

Describing the build up of clouds over the Delhi skyline as a pre-monsoon phenomenon, weathermen said the overcast sky was an indication that the Monsoons were on their way to the capital.

In fact, they have forecast an advance of Southwest monsoon over Delhi and some other parts of northwest India from tomorrow evening, which means these areas could witness increase in rainfall activity in the coming days.

The weather office has forecast light rains and thundershowers accompanied by squalls during the next 24 hours.

The capital could witness heavy rains by the late evening on July 7 or morning of July 8.

The South West monsoon has already reached some areas in Punjab like Ludhiana and Amritsar and though the scheduled date for arrival of monsoon in Delhi is June 29, the first monsoon rains have been eluding Delhi even a week after that date.

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