After a long wait, the first pre-monsoon shower provided relief to the city residents on Wednesday. The Chandigarh metrological department (Met) has predicted pleasant days ahead with rain on the cards until the monsoon approaches the tricity.
The first day of the pre-monsoon witnessed 8.8mm rainfall in the afternoon; the city received 2.5 mm rain on Tuesday.
The city will see a significant decline in the maximum temperature from now on, said MET department director Surinder Paul, adding, “The temperature is also on the descending side, and will be under check.”
On Wednesday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 35 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 27.6 degrees Celsius.
“With the monsoon approaching, there is a possibility of rainfall every day. There will not be a change in temperature for the next 48 hours, but the rainfall activity will increase after June 25,” Paul added.
However, he added that more to the discomfort of the residents, the weather will remain humid — with 80-90% humidity — in the coming days.
WHAT DOES 8.8 MM RAINFALL MEAN?
This means that Wednesday’s rainfall will have filled a tank of 8.8mm spread over the entire area of the city in a day. (24 hours)