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Expect more Monsoon showers in Delhi today, Met says pleasant week ahead

Delhi usually receives maximum rain in July, August, September but this June was the wettest in over a decade.

delhi Updated: Jul 12, 2017 11:20 IST
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The MeT department has predicted moderate rains on Wednesday, which may last till Thursday afternoon. The temperature is likely to reach a high of 32 degree Celsius, which is five degrees below normal.
The MeT department has predicted moderate rains on Wednesday, which may last till Thursday afternoon. The temperature is likely to reach a high of 32 degree Celsius, which is five degrees below normal. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

Expect more rain on Wednesday and a pleasant week ahead, says the metrological department.

After monsoon showers on Tuesday evening, Delhi woke up to a pleasant morning. The MeT department has predicted moderate rains on Wednesday, which may last till Thursday afternoon. The temperature is likely to reach a high of 32 degree Celsius, which is five degrees below normal. On Monday, the day temperature in Delhi had reached 38 degrees Celsius.

After days of muggy weather, heavy rains lashed Delhi on Tuesday afternoon. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

Delhi recorded 24.7 mm of rain between 8.30 am on Tuesday and Monday 8.30 am. “ Sky will be overcast,” said a MET official.

Parts of Delhi, such as Lodhi Road, received up to 41mm of rain — the highest since monsoon arrived on July 2. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Delhi usually receives its maximum rain in July, August and September. But this year, it received around 191.9mm of rain in June – nearly 2.5 times. Experts said it was the wettest June in more than 10 years.

Temperature hovered around 35 degree Celsius on Tuesday and dipped to 28.5 degree Celsius in the evening. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

MET officials say a trough, an elongated low pressure area was hovering around the Himalayan foothills. It is expected to shift and come closer to Delhi- NCR triggering rain.

Tuesday’s rain also spelt chaos on the roads causing waterlogging and traffic jams across the city. (Arun Sharma / HT Photo)