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In pics | Rain lashes Capital, brings respite to Delhiites

delhi Updated: Jun 20, 2016 21:21 IST
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A balloon-seller in Dhaula Kuan runs for shade as rains lash parts of the Capital on Monday. (Ravi Choudhary/ HT Photo)

Rains lashed the Capital on Monday offering much-awaited respite to Delhiites from heat even as humidity levels shot up.

The Safdarjung observatory, whose reading is considered as the official figure for the city, recorded the maximum temperature for the day at 38.6 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year, while the minimum temperature settled at 30.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season’s average, a MeT department official said.

Traffic slowed down in the Capital as first monsoon rains hit on Monday. (Ravi Choudhary/ HT Photo)

The Safdarjung weather station recorded a rainfall measuring 10.1 mm while observatories at Lodhi Road, Palam, Ridge and Ayanagar recorded 4.1 mm, 3.4 mm, 5.2 mm and 31.8 mm rainfall till 5.30pm.

Humidity levels oscillated between 98 and 49%.

The hot weather suddenly changed and it started pouring, causing panic and rush for many, making them run to save their electronic gadgets from getting wet. (Ravi Choudhary/ HT Photo)

As per a MeT forecast, it may rain during the night.

The MeT predicted partly overcast conditions along with the possibility of rains and thunderstorm for Tuesday.

A Delhi Traffic Police officer rides amid rains. (Ravi Choudhary/ HT Photo)

“The skies will be partly cloudy. Rain or thunderstorm is likely to occur in many places while squall is likely in one or two places tomorrow,” the weatherman said.

(Sarthak Samvedi / HT Photo)

On Sunday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 40.1 degrees Celsius, while minimum temperature settled at 30 degrees Celsius.