Delhi has rainy day on Eid (Lead)

August 20th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) It was a cloudy and wet Monday for Delhi as people celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The Met Office has forecast more rains Tuesday.

The capital received a total of 22 mm of rainfall Monday between 8.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

The maximum temperature was 33.3 degrees Celsius, average for this time of the year, while the minimum temperature was 27.4 degrees Celsius, a notch above average.

The humidity levels wavered between a high of 93 percent and a low of 70 percent.

“The sky will be cloudy tomorrow (Tuesday) and few spells of rain may occur. Some places may see heavy showers also,” an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The maximum and minimum temperatures will hover around 32 and 26 degrees Celsius, respectively, the official added.

According to the IMD, the capital has recorded a total rainfall of 189.9 mm rainfall so far this season. The rain deficit is 58 percent.

Monsoon is expected to last in Delhi till Sep 20.

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