Overnight rains cool Delhi
New Delhi: Heavy overnight rains brought down the mercury below normal levels in the city which was reeling under severe heat for the past few days.
Today’s minimum was four degree Celsius below normal and down from yesterday’s 30 degrees. The maximum was recorded at 41.8 degree Celsius yesterday.
The rains were a welcome relief for the city residents as they were facing severe heat and humid conditions for the past some days. Though the maximum temperature was near 40 degrees only, the high humidity levels had added to the summer woes.
“It was a pleasant morning thanks to the rains,” said Anumita Gupta, a college student.
The rains accompanied by strong winds had started at around 10.30 pm yesterday. The rains, which continued for about 45 minutes, resulted in water logging in several areas including Parliament Street, Ashoka Road, ITO and Lakshmi Nagar.
The quantity of rains received last night was more than what Delhi got in the whole of June in the last two years. In 2009, the city received a total of 19 mm, last year the city received only 3.9 mm of showers. For a single day, it is the highest in the past four years. In 2008, the city had received 31.3 mm of rains.
The highest rainfall in the month of June in the past 11 years was recorded in 2007 when the city rain gauges measured 150.9 mm. The record rain for the month was reported in 1936 when it received 414.8 mm.