New Delhi: High humidity played spoilsport
forcing Delhiites to mostly stay indoors on the weekend as
monsoon continued to play hide-and-seek with the capital where
the Weatherman predicted some showers for tomorrow.
Mercury was also on the higher side with maximum being
recorded at 37.8 degree Celsius, which is three degrees above
normal at this period of the year, while the minimum dropped
to 28.8 degrees, two notches above normal.
Though there were drizzles in some parts of the capital
in the morning hours, rains continued to elude the city for
the past six days. On July 12, the city received torrential
showers with rain gauges measuring 51.6 mm within two hours.
Most of the Delhiites who planned a fun-filled weekend
had to confine themselves to their homes as the humidity
soared to a maximum of 87 per cent during the day. The minimum
humidity was 55 per cent.
"We planned a Sunday bash but the humidity killed our
spirit. We planned to go to India Gate and later a dinner at a
Connaught Place restaurant. But our spirits have died down due
to the weather," said Umesh Singh, a senior executive with a
However, there is some consolation for the citizens as
the Weatherman has predicted some rains in the city tomorrow.
"It will be generally cloudy sky. There will be spells of
rains accompanied by thunder showers and squall in some areas.
Rains could be heavy in one or two areas," a MeT official