Rains bring down mercury in capital

Rains on Wednesday lashed the capital for the third consecutive day making the weather pleasant for Delhiites with the mercury remaining below normal level.

The maximum temperature was recorded at 33.9 degree Celsius, one degree below normal at this time of season, while the minimum temperature settled at 27.2 degree Celsius.

A total of 6.4 mm rainfall was recorded for the past 24 hours ending 8.30 AM, while the city received 0.2 mm rainfall for the past nine hours till 5.30 PM.

The humidity oscillated between 60 and 92 per cent.

The capital has been receiving monsoon rains for the past three days.

Monsoon hit the capital on Friday evening, after missing the normal onset date of 29 June. Last year, monsoon reached the city on 26 June.

The MeT office has forecast rains tomorrow as well and that the maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 33 and 26 degree Celsius respectively.

Meanwhile, the Central Control Room of the Municipal Corporations of Delhi said it received one call with regard to waterlogging, nine cases of fallen trees and a few cases of collapse of portions of buildings.
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