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Lull in monsoon on the cards, heavy rain expected by weekend in Chandigarh

Monsoon is expected to return full throttle by Friday, with heavy spells of rain expected in Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali.

punjab Updated: Jul 18, 2018 10:46 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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With monsoon temporarily weakening in the coming days, a rise in temperature is expected on Wednesday.(HT File )

After the 26.5mm rain on Tuesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Chandigarh, has predicted a two-day lull, before the monsoon picks up again.

“Monsoon is expected to move southwards from the city temporarily, cutting off moisture here and slowing down rains to some extent,” Shivinder Singh, a scientist at IMD, Chandigarh, said.

”But with high humidity in the air in these days, light to moderate rain will remain a possibility during this spell,” he added.

Monsoon is expected to return full throttle by Friday, with heavy spells of rain expected in Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali.

“Friday will see increased monsoon activity, which is likely to continue in the subsequent days,” the IMD officials said.

On Tuesday, with the weather clearing up by afternoon after the rain, the maximum temperature settled at 32.2 degrees, higher than the 29.7 degrees recorded on Monday. Minimum temperature has remained at 26 degrees for about a week now, with minute fluctuations.

On Tuesday, the minimum temperature was recorded at 26.2 degrees, a small deviation from the 26.7 degrees recorded on Monday. Humidity percentage was recorded between 98 and 76%, as compared to 92 and 82% on Monday.

With monsoon temporarily weakening in the coming days, a rise in temperature is expected on Wednesday, and maximum temperature can jump up to 34 degrees.

First Published: Jul 18, 2018 10:39 IST