Dust storm hits Delhi

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New Delhi, Jun 24 (PTI) A dust storm hit Delhi on Thursday afternoon, bringing the maximum temperature down to 38.2 degrees Celsius, one notch below the normal, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The minimum temperature in the morning was recorded at 28.3 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year, it said.

The relative humidity at 5.30 pm was recorded at 45 per cent, it said.

The weatherman has predicted thunderstorm accompanied by rain for Friday, with the minimum and maximum temperatures expected to hover around 28 and 38 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Delhi's air quality was in the 'moderate' category on Thursday evening. Data from the Central Pollution Control Board showed that the hourly air quality index (AQI) at 7.05 pm stood at 140.

An AQI between zero and 50 is considered 'good', 51 and 100 'satisfactory', 101 and 200 'moderate', 201 and 300 'poor', 301 and 400 'very poor', and 401 and 500 'severe'. PTI MG TDS TDS

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