New Delhi: It was a sultry day on Sunday for
Delhiites as high humidity coupled with above-normal mercury
levels stole the charm of a holiday, prompting many to stay
indoors during daytime.
The city woke up to a sunny morning with spiralling
humidity after last night showers. The rain gauges measured
3.2 mm till 8:30 am.
The maximum was recorded at 35 degree Celsius, one
degree above normal, while the minimum was recorded at 26.3,
one degree below normal.
Maximum humidity surged to a high of 92 per cent
leaving many in discomfort. The minimum humidity was recorded
at 61 per cent.
It appears there will be no rains for the next couple
of days in the capital though the Weatherman has predicted
some thundery development tomorrow.
"It could be a partly cloudy sky with possibility of
thundery development. The temperature is likely to be between
26 and 35 degree Celsius," a senior MeT official said.
The official said the monsoon will remain in "weak
phase with reduced rainfall activity" over central and
adjoining north-west India, including Delhi, for the next two
"It was a very humid day. We were planning an outing
during daytime but had to postpone it to evening as it was
uncomfortable for us to go out," Sangamitra Mishra, a Delhi
University student, said.