Wet day ahead in Delhi

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The capital woke up to light drizzle Monday morning with the minimum temperature settling five notches below average for the season at 23.5 degrees Celsius. The Met department has forecast rain for the next 24 hours.

“The sky will remain cloudy with rain and thundershowers over some parts of the city,” an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

The maximum temperature will hover around 30 degrees Celsius.

According to IMD, the city received a total of 58.5 mm rain since Sunday 8.30 p.m. to Monday 8.30 a.m.

Humidity recorded Monday was 81 percent.

Various parts of the capital received substantial rain Sunday which resulted in accumulation of water and choked drains, leading to traffic snarls at many places.

The monsoon this year arrived on schedule June 1 over Kerala and advanced quickly, covering the southern, eastern and central states within two weeks.

Sunday’s maximum temperature dipped eight notches below average at 31.5 degrees Celsius, while the minimum settled four notches below average at 23.7 degrees Celsius.

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