The wet spell the Capital has been witnessing during the past couple of days continued on Saturday with the city receiving 13.7 mm of rain.
Citizens were pleasantly surprised as they woke up on Saturday morning to a heavily overcast sky and a slight nip in the air. Some preferred to be cautious and ventured out armed with their rain gear complete with umbrellas and raincoats.
Nandini Sen, who works for a fashion house, said: “The rain has provided a breather to the people who have been suffering from the scorching heat. There are fewer power cuts now as use of air-conditioners and other cooling devices has come down.”
An Indian Meteorological Department said generally cloudy skies with one or two spells of rain and thundershowers can well be expected on Sunday. The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to be around 34 degrees and 25 degrees Celsius respectively. “We are witnessing a revival of the monsoon activity with the trough line passing through Hisar and Delhi-Kanpur region. The monsoon season will draw to a close on September 30. ”
Taking advantage of the extended weekend holiday and favourable change in weather, many people ventured out of home in the afternoon and went for boating and other outdoor activities with family and friends.The maximum and minimum temperatures on Saturday were 30.2 degrees and 25.2 degrees Celsius respectively.