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Light rains in Delhi raise humidity levels

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Light rains in various areas across the national capital contributed to high humidity levels even as the minimum temperature settled at normal levels on Saturday.

"The minimum temperature was recorded at 8.30 am at 27.4 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year," a MeT official said.

The humidity level was recorded at 85 per cent.

While no rainfall was recorded at Safdarjung and Ridge area observatories, the Palam observatory recorded 10.5 mm rainfall and Lodhi road observatory recorded traces of rainfall. The Aya Nagar observatory recorded 11.7 mm rainfall.

The weatherman has predicted a cloudy day ahead with light rains and thundershowers.

On Friday, large swathes of Delhi reeled under sultry though a few places recorded light rains.

The city recorded a high of 34.6 degrees Celsius, a notch above the normal, and a low of 28.3 degrees Celsius on Friday. Humidity levels oscillated between 62 and 85 per cent.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, August 03 2019. 11:15 IST