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Humidity at 88 per cent leaves city sweating

After several painful hours without electricity since 2.30 am on Monday when the Northern Grid collapsed,the Capital woke up to a light drizzle that brought some hope in the morning.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 31, 2012 1:50:26 am

After several painful hours without electricity since 2.30 am on Monday when the Northern Grid collapsed,the Capital woke up to a light drizzle that brought some hope in the morning.

But cloudy skies and high humidity,ranging between 75 and 88 per cent,throughout the day failed to provide any comfort to the residents.

The rain gauges recorded only 0.3 mm rainfall till 5.30 pm.

The Meteorological department predicted similar conditions for Tuesday,but heavy showers can be expected from Wednesday.

Weather officials said the high humidity would continue,though the maximum and minimum temperatures could drop a couple of degrees towards the end of the week.

On Monday,the city recorded a maximum of 32 degrees Celsius,which is two degrees below normal. The minimum was a degree above normal at 28 degrees Celsius.

The weather officials said sporadic rainfall in the city could bring the temperature down by at least a degree on Tuesday.

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