" --IANS"
New Delhi, July 11 - Sweltering under a humid spell, Delhiites may get some relief on Thursday as the Met department has predicted moderate rain in next 24 hours.

After remaining mostly cloudy throughout Wednesday, the national capital was expected to receive some rainfall or light drizzles by late evening but no showers took place, according to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

There was minuscule drizzle in evening which could not be measured. But there are bright chances of a moderate rain across the city in the next 24 hours, an IMD official said.

According to the department, Wednesday's maximum temperature was recorded at 36.7 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average while the minimum settled at 29.6 degrees, two notches above the season's average. The humidity was 62 per cent.

According to private weather forecasting agency Skymet, Delhi and its adjoining regions have been witnessing mostly dry and hot weather conditions.

Delhi remains rain deficient by 33 per cent as on July 10. Now, we expect Monsoon rains to begin over Delhi and NCR and these intermittent showers of light intensity would continue till July 15 or 16.

In fact, there are possibilities of sporadic moderate showers over the national capital as well, it added.

Tuesday's maximum settled at 40.6 degrees Celsius, five notches above the season's average while the minimum was recorded at 29.2 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average.

--IANS

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