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Dry conditions push mercury up in Delhi, rains likely after June 30

Dry conditions pushed the mercury up in the national capital on Tuesday and rains are likely to elude Delhi for the next three to four days.  

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New Delhi Published on: June 25, 2019 20:12 IST
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Dry conditions pushed the mercury up in the national capital on Tuesday and rains are likely to elude Delhi for the next three to four days.

Monsoon may take a week longer to reach the national capital. Normally, the wind system reaches the city by June 29.

The Sadarjung Observatory, which provides official figures for the city, recorded a high of 39 degrees Celsius, two notches more than normal, and a low of 27.8 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year. Humidity levels oscillated between 53 and 79 per cent, according to the India Meteorological Department data.

The weather station at Palam recorded the maximum temperature at 40.4 degrees Celsius. The Ridge and Ayanagar observatories gauged traces of rainfall. 

The weatherman has predicted a partly cloudy sky Wednesday. Light rain or thunderstorm is likely. The maximum and minimum temperatures would hover around 39 and 28 degrees Celsius, respectively.

"Not much rain activity is expected in the next three-four days. Dry conditions will prevail," chief meteorologist at Skymet Weather Mahesh Palwat said.

"Monsoon may take a week longer to reach the national capital. Not much progress is expected in the next four days. A low pressure area is likely to develop in the Bay of Bengal on June 30 which will enhance rain activity in eastern and central India. It will also affect the weather in western Uttar Pradesh and the Delhi-NCR region, which may witness pre-monsoon rains," he said.

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