Rain may be back, but only by weekend
New Delhi: After a dry week in terms of rain, monsoon activity is expected to elude the capital this week as well. Clear skies are likely to prevail in the region, coupled with high temperatures and humidity. The met office says Delhi could see similar conditions this week, with rain likely to take place only by Saturday.
Delhi has already recorded ‘excess’ rainfall for the month of September, crossing its monthly average in the first four days of the month. While the monthly average for September is 125.1mm, the capital, till September 16 at 8.30pm, had received 179mm of rainfall.
Officials from the regional meteorological centre say Delhi may see cloudy conditions over the week, however, chances of rain are likely around the wee- kend. “The region is now seeing adry spell. There has been more rain activity in parts like Punjab and Haryana, but not all NCR locations are seeing rain,” said an official. Delhi’s maximum temperature on Sunday was recorded at 34.6° C—one degree above normal, while the minimum was recorded at 25.5° Celsius. Humidity levels oscillated between 50% and 83% in the last 24 hours, officials said.
“Humidity levels have come down slightly, with moisture content reducing. The maximum temperature is, however, expected to rise even further over the next few days and may touch 36 degrees C,” said the official.
Forecast for Monday shows partly cloudy skies with a maximum and minimum temperature of around 35 and 26 degrees Celsius, respectively, the official added.