More rain in store in Delhi

August 30th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) It was another overcast morning in the national capital Thursday, a day after torrential downpour saw tens of thousands of commuters stranded and many areas flooded. The Met office has forecast more rains later in the day.

“The sky will remain cloudy and rains are expected later in the day. Some parts may witness heavy rains,” said an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The city recorded 14.4 mm rainfall from 5.30 p.m Wednesday till 8.30 a.m. Thursday.

Humidity remained high at 97 percent in the morning at 8.30 a.m. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around the 31 degrees Celsius mark.

A total of 489.1 mm of rain has been recorded in Delhi since the outbreak of monsoon end of June. With continuous showers in the national capital, the rain deficit has dropped to 0.6 mm. The monsoon is expected to last till Sep 20.

Heavy rains Tuesday had brought down the maximum temperature 31.2 degrees Celsius, three notches below average. The minimum temperature recorded was 23.6 degrees Celsius, a notch below average for the season.

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