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Rainy day in Delhi, spell to last till Tuesday

MeT officials said rain showers are likely to continue in Delhi till Tuesday. Temperature is likely to rise again once the rains stop, with high humidity levels leading to muggy weather.

delhi Updated: Aug 01, 2017 07:23 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
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Safdarjung area received around 1.2mm of rain and Lodhi Road registered around 2.0mm till 8.30am on Monday. (Ravi Choudhary/HT FILE)

Delhiites woke up to a drenched morning as rains hit the city on Monday. Met officials said intermittent showers are likely to continue till Tuesday. They added that people should be prepared for muggy weather that may follow once the current spell of rains is exhausted.

While Safdarjung area received around 1.2mm of rain and Lodhi Road registered around 2.0mm till 8.30am on Monday. However, Aya Nagar and Palam did not receive any rainfall. From 8.30 am to 5.30 pm in the afternoon, Safdarjung received 20.8mm rainfall. “Palam received 24.4mm, Lodhi Road 18.5 mm, Aya Nagar 38.9 mm while Ridge recorded 17.2mm,” an official said.

Officials of the regional weather forecasting department explained that while two separate systems — a low pressure area and a cyclonic circulation — have developed over Rajasthan, the monsoon trough is also located closer to the Delhi-NCR region. Together these systems are triggering rainfall.

“We expect it to continue till Tuesday. The sky will remain generally cloudy and similar rain and thundershowers are expected,” said a senior official of the met department.

The regional weather forecasting department had earlier predicted that rain and thundershowers will hit the city on Friday. Even though part of Delhi received some rain, the spell was short-lived and sporadic.

On Friday, the city received light rain till 5.30pm. The highest rainfall was recorded at Palam area which was 4mm. While Safdarjung area received 0.1mm, Lodhi Road area received traces of rain and Aya Nagar did not receive any rain.

On Monday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 31 degree celcius, three points below what is normal this time of the year. The minimum was 27.8, a degree above normal.

On Tuesday, the maximum and minimum temperature are expected to be 30 and 26 degrees Celsius, respectively.

First Published: Jul 31, 2017 09:57 IST