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Intermittent rains drench Delhi, bring down mercury

Intermittent rains and overcast sky brought the day temperature down on Thursday in the national capital, which saw a thin veil of mist in the early hours.



New Delhi: Intermittent rains and overcast
sky brought the day temperature down on Thursday in the national
capital, which saw a thin veil of mist in the early hours.

The maximum temperature was recorded at 20.7 deg C,
six degrees below normal for this time of the season and a
drop of over four degrees from yesterday`s high of 24.6 deg C,
the MeT office said.

The low settled at 14.0 deg C, a degree more than
normal.

The city wore a thin veil of mist in the early hours,
bringing a chill effect in the air.

Downpour started early morning and went on
intermittently for nearly the whole day. The weather office
said that the city recorded 1.6 mm of rains in 24 hours ending
at 8.30 am and 2.1 mm of more rainfall from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm
today.

The humidity was between 77 and 96 per cent.
The weatherman has forecast more thundershowers or
rains and partly cloudy sky tomorrow, while the temperatures
are expected to be between 14 and 23 deg C.

The first week of February saw the temperatures rise
well above normal levels, but then a spell of rain brought the
mercury down, slightly delaying the onset of summer.

PTI

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