Muggy Tuesday in Delhi, rain expected Wednesday (Lead)

September 11th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Delhi saw a muggy Tuesday, with maximum temperatures recorded around 35.1 degree Celsius, a notch above average and humidity reaching as high as 89 percent. Light rains were forecast for Wednesday evening.

“The sky will be generally cloudy and light rains are expected Wednesday evening or night,” said an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official.

The minimum temperature Tuesday was two notches above average at 27.8 degrees Celsius.

The humidity wavered between a high of 89 and low of 61 percent.

The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover around 34 and 27 degrees Celsius, respectively Wednesday.

A total of 489 mm of rain has been recorded in Delhi since the outbreak of monsoon June-end. The seasonal average for the whole monsoon is 16 percent less than average.

Monsoon is expected to last in Delhi till Sep 20.

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