Rain brings relief to Delhiites (Second Lead)

June 10th, 2009 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Unexpected rains in the national capital Wednesday afternoon brought some relief for Delhiites from the sweltering heat.
Delhi received 2.0 mm of rainfall Wednesday afternoon, the weatherman said.

“The cyclonic circulation over west Rajasthan brought rain to the capital. We can expect some more light showers Thursday,” India Meteorological Department (IMD) director S.C. Bhan said.

“The rain will bring much needed respite as the maximum and minimum temperature will record a drop of two to three degrees Celsius,” Bhan added.

“However, the pleasant weather won’t stay long as the day temperature will soar once the cyclonic circulation is gone,” Bhan said, adding that the humidity is likely to increase.

The maximum temperature recorded Wednesday was 41.6 degrees Celsius that was two notches above average for this time of the season while the minimum was 25.6 degrees Celsius.

The humidity level was recorded at 66 percent, an increase of nine percent from Tuesday’s 57 percent.

Distraught with days of hot and humid weather residents of Delhi welcomed the rains.

“It was so hot and humid that I was scared to step out. Thank god for the rain. I went out shopping with my friends,” said Tanya Bhasin, a homemaker.

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