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Rains give respite from heat

RAIN IN the last 24-hours has brought down the temperatures, giving respite to the people from intense heat. The City received 2.6 mm rainfall in the past 24-hrs by 7 am while another 1.5 mm rain was received in the evening today.

india Updated: May 28, 2006 14:01 IST

RAIN IN the last 24-hours has brought down the temperatures, giving respite to the people from intense heat. The City received 2.6 mm rainfall in the past 24-hrs by 7 am while another 1.5 mm rain was received in the evening today.

Since morning the sun was hidden behind clouds showing all possibility of rains and by afternoon the humidity increased to 63 per cent.

It went up to 68 per cent by evening bringing with it light showers. Though sudden rains, described as pre-monsoon shower, have brought down temperatures it has also weakened the ‘nautapa’, traditionally considered to be the hottest and most essential for the amount of rainfall to be received in the monsoon season.

According to the meteorological department the daytime maximum temperature was normal at 40 degree Celsius, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 21.8 degree Celsius (-2).

Strong winds at 70 kms/hour, a little less than the 75 km/hr during the windstorm yesterday, also hit the City. The humidity was also very high at 63 while the normal was around 25.

The high humidity was an important factor in bringing rains by creating a low-pressure area over the region. The meteorological department has forecast more light showers accompanied by lightening in the region in the days to come.

However, traditional observers see this as a repetition of a long spell of failed monsoon experienced in the State. The scientists however, explain the phenomenon as pre- arrival of monsoon, which has already lashed Delhi and is forming over the Arabian Sea near the Mumbai coastline.