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Another sultry day in Delhi, still no sign of monsoon

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, July 7 (UNI) It was another sultry day in Delhi today with the humidity levels rising to 75 per cent even as the first monsoon showers continued to elude the capital more than a week after the scheduled date of arrival of the South West Monsoon.

Though clouds, which weathermen say, are an offshoot of the movement of monsoon towards Delhi, continued to hover over the skyline, they were interspersed by periods of bright sunlight.

The scorching heat of the sun, coupled with the high humidity, led to perspiring conditions, resulting in the rise of minimum temperature to 27 Degrees Celsius. Adding to the discomfort was the absence of Easterly winds which had provided some relief from sultry weather in the past two days.

Weathermen attributed the slight delay in the arrival of monsoon to a weakening of the system during its movement towards Northwest India. According to the met office, the well marked low pressure area that had build up over southwest Madhya Pradesh on July 5, has further weakened and now lies over south Rajasthan as a feeble low pressure area.

The weakening of the system was likely to reduce rainfall over Maharashtra (including Mumbai) and Gujarat.

They have forecast rain and thundershowers in the Northwest region, including Delhi, during the next few days.

Heavy showers are likely to occur on Sunday.


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