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Rains cool city, monsoon not far away

A light drizzle cooled Delhi down by several notches on Sunday morning. The weatherman forecast more showers, adding that the monsoon wasn't too far away.

delhi Updated: Jul 04, 2010 11:53 IST

A light drizzle cooled Delhi down by several notches on Sunday morning. The weatherman forecast more showers, adding that the monsoon wasn't too far away.

The light drizzle was due to low pressure building up over Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh and it is gradually moving towards the capital, an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

"Delhi is on the fringe of monsoon activity, but we cannot confirm that Sunday morning's drizzle was monsoon showers," the official told IANS.

The city recorded 15.9 mm of rainfall till 8.30 am.

"The skies will be cloudy with one or two spells of rains and thundershowers in some parts," he said.

The minimum temperature recorded on Sunday was 25.5 degree Celsius, three notches below the average for this time of the year. Saturday had seen a minimum of 30.5 degrees, which was three notches above the average, and the maximum temperature was 38.9 degrees Celsius.