The citizens of Delhi sweated it out on Sunday due to high humidity even as mercury remained at normal level.

However, it could be a better day tomorrow with the weather forecast indicating rain and thundershowers along with thunder squall in some areas.

The maximum was recorded at 38.4 degree Celsius, normal for this time of the year but up from yesterday’s 37.3 degree, while the minimum was at 24.5 degree, three degrees below normal and down from the previous day’s 25.6 degree.

The humidity oscillated between 49 and 96 per cent.

“The morning was good but as the day progressed, the humidity increased. I had plans to go out but shelved it due to this humidity,” said Himani Kumar, a student said.

The capital has been witnessing rains in the past few days and this has brought down the temperature, providing much needed relief for those reeling under severe heat wave conditions.

Rains received this month so far was more than what Delhi got in the whole of June in the last three 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.

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