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Brace for hot, humid weekend in Chandigarh

With the monsoon delayed further, there will be no respite from the sweltering heat in Chandigarh.

punjab Updated: Jul 08, 2017 13:42 IST
HT Correspondent
A couple caught unawares in showers at the Industrial Area in Mohali on Friday. Parts of Chandigarh and Mohali witnessed a brief spell of rain in the evening, adding to the humidity.
A couple caught unawares in showers at the Industrial Area in Mohali on Friday. Parts of Chandigarh and Mohali witnessed a brief spell of rain in the evening, adding to the humidity.(Karun Sharma/HT)

Humidity — and with it discomfort — is set to rise over the weekend.

With the monsoon delayed further, there will be no respite from the sweltering heat in Chandigarh.

“Over the next three days, humidity will remain above 80%. With it, the discomfort will also increase,” said Surender Paul, director, Indian meteorological department, Chandigarh. “But after July 10, the weather will change as the monsoon is likely to reach the city.”

The maximum humidity on Friday was recorded at 80%. On Thursday, it had remained as high as 90%.

Meanwhile, parts of Chandigarh and Mohali witnessed a brief spell of rain in the evening, adding to the humidity.

Paul said for the past four days, the monsoon clouds had not moved.

“The northern limit of the monsoon is still stationed at (Rajasthan’s) Sikar, Barmer, (Haryana’s) Sonepat, Shimla and Jammu. It is taking more time for revival,” he said. “But such a phenomenon is not unique. Earlier, too, monsoon got delayed in Chandigarh.”

Meanwhile, the maximum temperature in the city was 34.9°C on Friday. It was normal, i.e. equal to the average of weather parameters on this day in the past three decades.

The minimum temperature was 27.2°C, three notches above normal.