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Short rain relief, more to come soon

delhi Updated: Jul 06, 2011 00:01 IST
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Delhiites finally got a reason to smile on Tuesday as the skies opened after a hiatus, bringing some relief from the muggy weather.

The city, however, received very little rainfall with the rain gauges recording just 1.1 mm of rain till night.

But Delhiites can expect a more comfortable weekend as Met officials have predicted a good spell of rain after three days.

Though the monsoon arrived in the city three days before its scheduled date, the city has seen very little rainfall so far.

Tuesday's rainfall came after three days of muggy weather that troubled everyone.

The rain started in the afternoon and most areas received just traces of rainfall till the evening.

"The conditions for a good spell of rainfall over Delhi are not ripe till Friday. We can expect rain in the city after that," said BP Yadav, director, weather forecasting, India Meteorological Department.

The revival of the monsoon is being attributed to an upper air cyclonic circulation over the west central Bay of Bengal.

"The above meteorological conditions suggest that the monsoon is now in revival phase with increase in rainfall activity over central and adjoining north peninsular India," a MeT official said.

The maximum temperature, despite the rainfall, was recorded as 37.7 degrees, two degrees above normal and the minimum was recorded as 30.3 degree Celsius, three points above normal.

The humidity oscillated between 54 and 77 per cent.

There are chances of light rains or thundershowers on Wednesday as well.

The temperature is expected to be between 26 degrees Celsius and 35 degrees Celsius.