Overnight rain brought the mercury down across Delhi with the city recording a minimum temperature of 23.2 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, five notches below the season’s average.
Heavy showers proceeded till early morning as the capital recorded 26.4 mm rainfall. Humidity recorded at 8.30 am was 93%.
“The weather condition will be similar throughout the day. Rains will continue. Thunderstorms are also likely,” an authority at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) told to a news agency.
“From June 1 till now, there has been a total of 81.8 mm rainfall,” he said.
The city had seen rains early on Monday morning also but it was followed by bright sunshine in the afternoon pushing the maximum temperature to 37.4 degrees Celsius.
The maximum temperature on Tuesday was probably going to hover around 34 degrees Celsius, he said.
The minimum temperature on Monday was recorded at 24 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season’s average and the maximum temperature settled at 37.4 degrees celsius, one notch below the season’s average.
Chandigarh and its surrounding zones in Punjab and Haryana received rainfall on Tuesday bringing the mercury down considerably. However, these were not pre-Monsoon showers, the Met office said.
The rains that begun on Monday afternoon proceeded with intermittently on Tuesday. The city recorded almost 44 mm rainfall on Monday.
Weather in the Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow and around stayed pleasant for the second back to back day on Tuesday as cool winds blew and the humidity level descended. The Regional Met Office has predicted rainfall in many parts of the state till Wednesday.