Muggy day in Delhi, no rains Thursday (Lead)

August 24th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) It was a muggy and cloudy day in Delhi Wednesday, with some parts of the city receiving rains. The Met office has forecast a dry and cloudy Thursday.

“The city received a total of 4.6 mm of rainfall from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Wednesday,” an official of India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 32.5 and 24.6 degrees Celsius, respectively — both a notch below average.

Humidity levels wavered between a high of 98 and a low of 66 percent, added the official.

According to IMD, no rains are expected Thursday.

“The skies will remain cloudy and the maximum and minimum temperature will hover around 35 and 26 degrees Celsius, respectively,” added the official.

The city has received a total of 360.1 mm of rainfall this monsoon, which is 25 percent below average.

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