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Mercury in Delhi records sharp drop after rains

A day after the minimum temperature soared to its highest in over 40 years, Delhiites on Friday woke up to a pleasant morning with thundershowers, reported in some parts of the capital, bringing down the mercury sharply.



New Delhi: A day after the minimum temperature soared to its highest in over 40 years, Delhiites on Friday woke up to a pleasant morning with thundershowers, reported in some parts of the capital, bringing down the mercury sharply.

Residents of the capital got some respite from the scorching summer as the minimum temperature settled at 28.4 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the season. It was also six degrees less than Thursday`s 34.7 degrees Celsius, which was the highest minimum temperature for June in over 40 years.

The capital witnessed traces of rain in some parts Thursday night that cooled the weather, an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

"The sky will be partly cloudy with possibility of rain and thunderstorm in some parts of the capital Friday. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 39 degrees Celsius," he said.

The weather official attributed the drop in temperature to an approaching western disturbance and forecast rain and thundershowers in the next three days.

A dust layer had enveloped the capital Thursday.

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