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Rains bring respite for Delhi

After overnight rains, Delhi residents woke up to a relatively pleasant Wednesday with the mercury dipping four notches below average to 23.7 degrees Celsius. But there was no respite from humidity.

delhi Updated: Jun 15, 2011 11:32 IST

After overnight rains, Delhi residents woke up to a relatively pleasant Wednesday with the mercury dipping four notches below average to 23.7 degrees Celsius. But there was no respite from humidity.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the city received 39.2 mm of rainfall from Tuesday till Wednesday morning.

"There was a cyclonic circulation over western Uttar Pradesh because of which there were rains in Delhi. But these can't be called pre-monsoon showers yet," an IMD official told IANS.

"The rains will continue for two-three days more," he added.

As a result of the downpour, the minimum temperature took a plunge of four degrees, bringing much needed respite from the scorching summer heat.

The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 37 degrees. Humidity was recorded at 70 percent.