Rain lashes city, more on Saturday

Residents of Delhi had a cool end to Friday, after a humid day, with rains lashing most part of the city. Heavy rains are also likely in some parts Saturday.

Reena Mishra, a young girl enjoying the weather at India Gate, said, ’After such a scorching summer, finally God has blessed us with heavy rains. We friends make the most of it by visiting India Gate.’

Several families were also seen at India Gate enjoying the pleasant weather.

A happy mother with her child said, ‘My 10-year-old daughter is delighted to come at India gate and enjoy the nature. Hope the weather remains the same for next couple of weeks’.

In this monsoon season, the capital has recorded 71.9 mm of rain so far.

The maximum temperature Friday was 36.2 degrees Celsius, one notch above average, while the minimum temperature was also a notch above average at 27.4 degrees. Humidity wavered between a high of 92 and low of 58 percent.

The weather department has forecast heavy rains Saturday in some parts of the capital.

‘The clouds will be generally cloudy and a couple of rain spells is expected in parts of the capital. Some areas may also see heavy rains,’ said an official of India Meteorological Department.

The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover around 35 and 27 degrees Celsius respectively.
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