Unexpected showers bring respite to Delhiites (Lead)

June 10th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Unexpected light showers in the capital Wednesday afternoon brought smiles back on the faces of Delhiites, who were reeling under the scorching heat for the past few days.
Most residents of Delhi were caught unawares when it started raining around 1:30 p.m. The rain and thundery developments were attributed to disturbances over Rajasthan.

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

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

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.

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

The capital Tuesday recorded a maximum temperature of 41.6 degrees Celsius.

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