Indore: Pre-monsoon rains lashed the city again on Tuesday evening. This is the second spell of pre-monsoon rains, which first occurred on last Saturday. Light rains accompanied by gusty winds provided much-needed relief from intense heat and humidity to local residents.
The day remained dry and humid as the temperature continued to soar and made the weather itchy. Though rains and winds gave relief to people, several trees were uprooted while small hoardings and posters were blown off. Winds also caused power cuts as hairline cracks appeared in electricity supply lines. Complaints of fallen trees were reported mainly from Gumashta Nagar, Sudama Nagar, Dhar Road, western Ring Road and district hospital.
According to meteorological department, city recorded maximum temperature of 40.8 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, which was two degrees above the normal. The morning humidity was 61 percent. The minimum temperature at 26 degrees Celsius was one degree above normal. The humidity level increased by Tuesday noon but decreased gradually and came down to 54 percent at 4 pm.
The meteorological department said that there would be no relief from increasing humidity in next 48 hours. The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 39 degrees Celsius for two to three days. The humidity would be around 90 percent.