At last, rain comes calling in Indore
After experiencing a prolonged 22-day dry spell Indore witnessed monsoon rain on Saturday, bringing much-needed relief to the people, who had started wondering if monsoon had given the city a miss.
The weather department said moderate to heavy rainfall is expected to continue for the next two to three days.
Though the rain was not torrential, a mild drizzle continued through the day. Traffic and normal life proceeded as usual, with most people digging out their raincoats and umbrellas to keep themselves dry.
According to the local weather department, 16 mm, or 0.62 inches, of rainfall was recorded till 5:30 pm, with predictions that that level will reach the inch mark by Sunday morning if the rain continues.
So far, the season has seen deficient rainfall of just 250.5 mm, or 9.86 inches, still 100mm more than last year when the rains came in late. On an average the district witnesses 304 mm or 11.90 inch of rainfall by July 18.
The maximum temperature was 26.4 degrees Celsius, four degrees below normal, and the minimum temperature was normal at 23.5 degrees Celsius.