Heavy rains cool Delhi for second day, mercury down to 33.5 Deg C

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New Delhi, Jul 27 (UNI) Delhi's tryst with Monsoon rains, after a long dry spell over the past couple of weeks, continued today with heavy showers lashing Delhi for the second day in succession, bringing down the mercury and providing relief from hot and humid conditions over the last week.

After yesterday's short burst of heavy rains, the city was hit by heavy showers again this afternoon.

The showers, which followed a heavily cloudy sky since this morning, brought down the maximum temperature, from 36.5 degrees Celsius yesterday, to 33.5 degrees Celsius, one degreees below normal. This was despite humidity being at a high level of 95 per cent.

The minimum was also recorded two degrees below normal at 25.5 degrees C.

A total of 15.7 mm rainfall was recorded till 1730 hours.

The rainy spell could continue into the coming week with weatherman forecasting some more rain and thundershowers in Delhi in the next 24 hours.

Also, the weatherman has forecast increase in rainfall activity in parts of Northwest India towards the next weekend.

''There is a likelihood of increase in rainfall activity over parts of Northwest India from July 30 onwards,''the Met office said.

The Met office has forecast a partly cloudy sky in Delhi during the next 24 hours with possibility of rain and thundershowers in a few areas.


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