Mercury dips, but humidity bothers Delhiites (Lead)

June 1st, 2009 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Delhiites continued to experience a respite from the scorching summer with the capital receiving rain Monday morning that brought down the day temperature by several degrees. However, the high humidity level touching 96 percent left the people uncomfortable.
The capital received 4.7 mm rainfall Monday morning. The minimum temperature recorded was 22.6 degrees Celsius while the maximum was 36.3 degrees Celsius, both five notches below normal.

“The residents of Delhi will enjoy the cool weather for next two days. The capital is likely to receive thundershowers, hail and squalls,” an official of the Safdarjung Meteorological office told IANS.

Upper cyclonic circulation over Rajasthan where a low pressure zone has developed is the reason for the thundershowers, the official said.

“Even though there is a slight dip in the temperature, the weather has become extremely sticky. While I was walking to my office, I was sweating profusely,” said Mansi Grover, a saleswoman.

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