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Chandigarh: Showers are here, but monsoon to follow only by the weekend

The weather will continue to remain pleasant for the next two-three days. It will continue to rain, however the intensity might increase in the next 48-72 hours.

punjab Updated: Jun 29, 2017 12:15 IST
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Commuters brave the rain in Chandigarh on Wednesday. The temperature was 9°C below normal for this time of the year.
Commuters brave the rain in Chandigarh on Wednesday. The temperature was 9°C below normal for this time of the year.(Karun Sharma/HT)

Air-conditioners might well have been rendered useless on Wednesday with a burst of pre-monsoon shower bringing down the city’s temperature down to 28.5°C — a 7°C drop over Tuesday’s 38.4°C. However, the high humidity (at 96%) meant the day was sweaty and did require one to switch on the machine (the AC, remember) intermittently.

And this was just the trailer — a pre-monsoon shower according to the Met, with the monsoon expected to hit the city ‘within the next 48-72 hours’, read by weekend.

On Wednesday, it rained 13.2mm with the intensity of the shower decreasing as the day went on.

The rain volume means that if the city’s entire area was covered with a cuboid, the water level in it will have shown 13.2mm. For the record, it rained 43mm in two hours on Monday, June 19.

The weather will continue to remain pleasant for the next two-three days. It will continue to rain, however the intensity might increase in the next 48-72 hours.

“City has received its first pre-monsoon showers and within the next two days (by Friday), Chandigarh is most likely to receive monsoons,” Surender Paul, director, IMD, Chandigarh said. IMD website forecasts, “Thundershowers and light to moderate rain will be seen. The maximum temperature will remain less than 30°C and minimum temperature will be about 22°C.”