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Mercury rises to 38 Degree C, rise in humidity 74 pc

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, July 6 (UNI) A day after clouds and Easterly winds brought some relief to Delhiites from the scorching heat, a rise in humidity to over 70 per cent today led to sultry conditions.

Though the sky continued to be cloudy, which weatherman said was a result of South West Monsoon moving towards Delhi, the high humidity level led to a rise in maximum temperature to 38 Degrees Celsius from yesterday's 37.5 Degrees C.

Also, with clouds being interspersed with periods of bright sunlight, the weather was unbearable outdoors.

Weatherman, however, say the rise in humidity is a natural phenomenon in the build-up to the monsoon clouds.

Even as Delhi still awaits its first monsoon showers, the weatherman say the first rains of the South West monsoon would be here by tomorrow evening or Saturday.

They say the build-up of clouds over the Delhi skyline since yesterday was also a pre-monsoon phenomenon.

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

The capital could witness heavy rains by late tomorrow evening or morning of July 8. In fact, the weatherman have forecast an increase in rainfall in Delhi in the coming days.

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