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Pre-monsoon rain cools city, pleasant weather to continue

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, June 13, 2013
First Published: 23:41 IST(13/6/2013) | Last Updated: 23:43 IST(13/6/2013)

It’s time you took out your umbrellas and raincoats for the monsoon is nearly at Delhi’s doorstep. And Thursday’s pleasant weather is likely to stay for the next few days.

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According to the weatherman, intermittent spells of pre-monsoon showers and thunderstorms are expected over the NCR over the next few days. The pleasant weather is expected to last till June 15-17 and will be marked by below-normal temperatures for this time of the year.

“In the past few years, there has been a tendency for sluggish advance of monsoon over some parts of northern India. Latest available inputs indicate that this year, the monsoon will enter Uttar Pradesh in time during June 15 and 16. It is expected to arrive in Delhi before schedule,” said OP Singh, DDGM, regional meteorological centre, Delhi.

Delhiites woke up to a pleasant Thursday morning. It remained pleasant as a cool breeze blew throughout the day. The maximum temperature was recorded at 32.8 degrees, six degrees below normal for this time of the year. The minimum temperature was 28.8 degrees, a degree above normal.

“Though it rained negligibly, light showers are expected in the next couple of days,” a Met department official said. The maximum and minimum humidity was recorded at 78 per cent and 62 per cent, respectively.

The temperature on Friday is expected to hover between 35 and 30 degrees and the Met department has predicted a partly cloudy sky with light rainfall and thundershower.


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