Sporadic rain in Delhi, Thursday to be clear (Lead)

February 16th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The residents of Delhi experienced a pleasant and wet Wednesday with sporadic rain lashing the city, though the clouds cleared in the afternoon. The skies will be clear Thursday, the weather office said.”The minimum temperature Wednesday settled at 12.3 degrees Celsius, a degree above normal for this time of the season, while the maximum temperature was 22.7 degrees, a notch below the average,” an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

According to the IMD, there are no chances of rain or thundershowers Thursday morning, and the skies will be clear with shallow mist.

“The western disturbance over the capital has brought the showers for the past two days. Skies will remain clear with no possibility of rain or thundershowers Thursday morning. The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 23 degrees while the minimum temperature will be 9 degrees Celsius,” the IMD official added.

Delhi received 14.5 mm of rainfall till Monday morning, leading to waterlogging and traffic jams in several areas. The Delhi Traffic Police said traffic jams were reported from parts of south and east Delhi due to waterlogging.

Humidity was recorded at 100 percent.

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