Mercury dips as heavy rains lash capital

Delhi received more rain overnight, bringing down the night temperature but the clouds cleared this morning to make way for the Sun. Incessant rain for the past two days has led to a fall in the day temperature.

Updated: Feb 16, 2011, 11:27 AM IST

New Delhi: Delhi received more rain overnight, bringing down the night temperature but the clouds cleared this morning to make way for the Sun. Incessant rain for the past two days has led to a fall in the day temperature.

The city recorded 14.5 mm of rainfall over the last 24 hours, and the past night also saw showers drenching the capital.
The minimum temperature was recorded at 12.3 degrees Celsius, which is a degree above normal, but over two degrees down the previous day`s minimum of 14.6.

The later hours of the morning saw the clouds make way for the Sun, but according to the forecast of the weather department, more rain in expected in the day.
The maximum temperature had plunged to 18.1 degrees Celsius yesterday, six notches below the normal level.

The first week of February saw the temperatures rise well above normal levels, but a spell of rain early last week saw the temperature dipping.

PTI