In pics: Delhi soaks in third day of pre-monsoon showers

The national capital received another bout of showers on Wednesday afternoon bringing the minimum temperatures five degrees below normal.

delhi Updated: Jun 23, 2017 09:46 IST
Ritam Halder
Ritam Halder
Hindustan Times
Delhi news,Delhi weather,Pre-monsoon showers
Students enjoy the rain showers near India Gate on Wednesday. Though overnight showers came to a halt in the morning, the rain resumed again in the afternoon giving Delhiites a pleasant surprise. (Arun Sharma / HT Photo)

The national capital saw another rainy day on Wednesday, keeping the mercury within normal levels even as humidity shot up.

Though overnight showers lashed Delhi, the rains stopped in the morning. However, around noon the sky got overcast and showers were reported from many parts of the city.

Children play in the rain on Wednesday in Delhi. MeT department is yet to confirm if Monsoon will keep its date with Delhi. (Arun Sharma / HT Photo)

The Safdarjung weather station recorded a rainfall of 20.2mm in the last 24 hours (8.30am on Tuesday - 8:30 am on Wednesday) while stations at Lodhi Road, Palam, Ridge and Aya Nagar received 24.2mm, 3.8mm, 17.9mm and 15.7 mm rain during the same period. Safdarjung area recorded another 18.2 mm of rain between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the minimum temperature was recorded at 23.2 degrees Celsius while the maximum settled at 32.2 degrees Celsius.

A man takes covers himself as the city receives a heavy bout of showers on Wednesday afternoon. The traffic remained heavy in areas in south, west and east Delhi. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

“A few western disturbances have hit the north western states and these systems are likely to trigger more rains on Thursday. This can be called pre-monsoon showers, too,” a MeT official told HT.

On Friday and Saturday, there are no predictions of rain. However, on Sunday, showers can be expected again.

The minimum temperature on Wednesday was recorded at 23.7 degrees Celsius, five notches below what is normal for this time of the year, the MeT official said. The maximum temperature stood at 32.4 degrees Celsius which was six degrees below the normal.

A girl plays in the rain as the temperature in the Capital dipped after another bout of rains. A western disturbance has triggered the pre-monsoon this week. (Arun Sharma / HT Photo)

At 8.30am, humidity was recorded at 92%.

The weatherman had forecast overcast conditions with a possibility of few more spells of rain and thundershowers.

The Safdarjung weather station recorded a rainfall of 20.2mm in the last 24 hours till 8.30am. (Arun Sharma / HT Photo)

Though there was no chock-a-block situation on Delhi roads, traffic remained heavy in areas in south, west and east Delhi. Traffic moved slowly form Badarpur to Modi Mill due to waterlogging at CRRI.

Obstruction in traffic in the carriageway form Peera Garhi towards Punjabi Bagh due to breakdown of a DTC bus also led to slowing down of traffic. Vikas Marg, Saket, Aurobindo marg, Moolchand were also affected.

First Published: Jun 21, 2017 14:21 IST