Rains lash Delhi

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Rains lash Delhi

New Delhi, Apr 4 (PTI) Rains lashed the national capital

tonight as thunderstorms and overcast skies for most of the

day provided respite to Delhi’ites from the scorching heat

over the last few days.

The Safdarjung observatory, whose recording is considered

as official for the city, noted the maximum temperature

settling at 36.3 degrees Celsius, three notches above the

season’s normal, a Met department said.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 21.8 degrees

Celsius, also three notches above the season’s average, the

official said.

The Palam observatory recorded a maximum temperature of

39.1 degrees Celsius.

While traces of rainfall were recorded in some parts of

the city during the day, heavy showers were witnessed during

the night, the weather department said.

The humidity level oscillated between 62 to 24 per cent.

The weather department has forecast likelihood of rain,

dust storm and thunderstorm due to an active western

disturbance across northwest India across the Delhi and NCR

for tomorrow.

“The skies will be partly cloudy. There is a possibility

of rain accompanied by dust storm and thunderstorm for


“The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover

at 35 and 23 degrees Celsius, respectively,” the weatherman


Yesterday, the city had registered a maximum temperature

of 39 degrees Celsius, seven notches above the season’s

average, while the minimum temperature settled at 21.4

degrees Celsius.

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