Delhi gets light rains after two-day gap

Last Updated: Monday, July 9, 2012 - 21:57

New Delhi: Monsoon showers returned to the national capital on Monday after a gap of two days making the weather pleasant for Delhiites.

The weather has been pleasant in the capital for the past two days ever since Monsoon reached here on Friday, though there were not much rains on Saturday and Sunday.

Light showers hit several parts of the capital a little after 10 AM and continued for the next 30 minutes that made the weather comfortable for larger part of the day.

The city received 0.6 mm of rainfall from 8.30 AM to 5.30 PM, the MeT office said.

The maximum temperature was recorded at 33.9 deg C, one degree below the normal level at this time of the season, while minimum was 28 deg C which is normal, the MeT office said.

No rains were reported in the capital between 5:30 PM on Saturday and yesterday and 8:30 AM today.

Monsoon hit the capital on Friday evening, after missing the normal onset date of June 29. Last year, monsoon reached the city on June 26 while the year before, it was delayed till July five.

The earliest onset of monsoon over Delhi during the past 30 years was on June 15, 2008 and while the most delayed onset was on July 26, 1987.

During monsoon, the Weatherman said, if the city gets 645.7 mm of rains, it is considered normal for the capital.

PTI




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