Humid Thursday morning for Delhi, showers expected

September 13th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) It was a cloudy and muggy morning in the capital Thursday with humidity at 85 percent and the minimum temperature recorded two notches above average at 27.2 degrees Celsius. The weather office has forecast rains later in the day.

“The skies will remain cloudy. Some parts of the city are expected to get one or two spells of rainfall or thundershowers,” said an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The capital recorded 9.3 mm of rainfall till Thursday morning.

The maximum temperature will hover around the 33 degrees Celsius mark, the official added.

Humidity recorded at 8.30 a.m. was 85 percent.

According to the IMD, the capital received a total rainfall of only 507.3 mm this monsoon — 15 percent less than the average for the season.

Monsoon is expected to last in Delhi till Sep 20.

Wednesday’s maximum temperature settled at the average of 34 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature was two notches above the season’s average at 27.3 degrees Celsius.

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