Monsoon hits Delhi, cool, wet days ahead

  • HT Correspondent, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Jul 04, 2014 01:38 IST

Monsoon finally arrived in the Capital on Thursday as 5.5 mm of rainfall between 8.30am and 5.30pm brought down mercury levels in the city.
 
The maximum temperature was at 32.7 °C, three below normal while the minimum temperature was at 26.1°C, one degree below normal. Delhiites also experienced high humidity with levels oscillating between 71% and 85%, said a Met department official.

“Monsoon has arrived in north India with Delhi and several parts of north India receiving widespread rain since Wednesday,” the official added.

On Friday, a partly cloudy sky is expected with rain and thundershowers possible in some areas. The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to hover around 35°C and 26 °C respectively. Several rainy days are expected next week.

There is sufficient humidity and winds are flowing from both the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal — a typical sign of monsoon’s arrival in north India — the Met official said.
 
The monsoon is four days late this year since the normal date for south-west monsoon’s arrival in Delhi is June 29.

 

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