Reprieve from heat, but Delhiites complain of muggy day (Lead)

May 31st, 2009 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) With rains across the capital, Delhiites Sunday had a partial reprieve from scorching heat but humidity touching 100 percent left the people feeling uncomfortable.
Delhi residents woke up to a pleasant morning Sunday as overnight rains led to a drop in the temperature. There is yet a reason to cheer as the meteorological department has predicted more rains, thunderstorms and squalls in the next 24 hours.

“It was pleasant weather with partly cloudy skies. Towards the evening we expect rain or a thunderstorm, accompanied by a squall in some areas,” said an official of the Indian Meteorological Department.

The minimum temperature recorded Sunday was 21 degrees Celsius, seven notches below average, while the maximum was recorded at 35.8 degrees Celsius, five degrees below the average temperature.

The met department recorded 43.4 mm rain till the evening Sunday.

“The city can expect one to two spells of rain or thundershowers,” said the official.

However, humidity levels remained high. The minimum humidity was recorded at 62 percent and the maximum humidity was 100 percent.

“It’s sweaty today. Although the weather was pleasant last night, it’s pathetic when it becomes humid,” said Rajpreet Kaur, a working professional.

Angad Singh, a student, said: “Last night, I chilled out with my friends. But today I don’t want to get out of my air conditioned room. It’s a muggy, muggy day.”

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