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Severe heat wave a distant memory

delhi Updated: Jul 04, 2009 02:43 IST
HT Correspondent

Looking at Delhi, it would be hard to imagine that just a few days ago the city was reeling under a severe heat wave.

Delhiites were greeted with an overcast sky in the morning coupled with a slight nip in the air.
The wetness in the weather has added an extra sheen to the greenery, while the occasional drizzles have obliterated the sour memories of the scorching summer days, here until last week.

Though there was no rain in the city during the day, there were some drizzles of around 2.9 mm in the early hours.

The maximum temperature was 33.9 degrees Celsius, which was the minimum temperature last week.

“Monsoon does not mean it has to rain all the time. The coming together of the rainy-weather systems, which is making Delhi’s weather pleasant, is also the hallmark of monsoon,” said B.P. Yadav, director, India Meteorological Department.

But the rain-bearing clouds are looming over the city almost always and with the moisture levels in the air hovering between a high 52 and 87 per cent, proper rainfall is just a matter of time, the Met office said.

The minimum temperature on Thursday was 24 degrees Celsius.

The rain gauges in the Capital have measured a total of 11.2 mm of showers since the monsoon arrived in the city on June 30.