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Delhi keeps its cool on Sunday

After Saturday's rain, light showers and westerly winds kept Delhi cooler than usual on Sunday as well.

delhi Updated: Jun 06, 2010 23:28 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

After Saturday's rain, light showers and westerly winds kept Delhi cooler than usual on Sunday as well.

The weatherman has predicted low temperatures for the coming days also.

The maximum temperature on Sunday was recorded as 38.2 degrees Celsius, three degrees below normal, A clod cover enveloped the city throughout the day.

The humidity oscillated between 59 per cent and 25 per cent making it slightly uncomfortable. But locals were not complaining.

“The weather was a little humid but nowhere as uncomfortable as was experienced in May,” said Kshitija Chauhan, a housewife.

Trace rainfall as well as a cool breeze have lessened the impact of the dust haze that blanketed the capital for the past few days, an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

“Rains in states like Punjab and Himachal Pradesh have also brought moisture to the city, resulting in decrease in the temperature,” the weatherman said.

The minimum temperature, at 25.4 degrees Celsius, was also three degrees below normal and 13 degrees Celsius less than the maximum temperature.

“The morning was unusually cool and took the bite out of the summer, if only for a couple of hour,” said 68-year-old Ravi Kant Chaudhary.

Weather officials have forecast a cloudy sky on Monday as well with rain or thundershowers, accompanied by a squall in some areas of the city.

“The mercury will go down in the coming days. The maximum is expected to be around 37 degrees Celsius, while the minimum will be 26 degrees Celsius on Monday,” the Met official said.

“The sudden drop in the mercury has come as a pleasant surprise. I hope we can enjoy the good weather for a few more days to come,” said Karan Dogra, a student.

Last week the minimum temperature in the city, at 34.7 degrees, soared to its highest in over 40 years.

First Published: Jun 06, 2010 23:27 IST