Traces of rain bring slight relief for Delhiites

Last Updated: Monday, June 4, 2012 - 00:13

New Delhi: Traces of rain and strong winds that blew last night brought down the temperatures by a few notches in the capital today, giving some relief to residents from intense heat.

The maximum temperature today was recorded at 44.2 degrees Celsius, which is two degrees above normal, yet two degrees less than yesterday`s maximum of 44.2.

The weather department said a western disturbance was responsible for the dust storm and light rain that hit the capital.

Following the strong winds, the minimum temperature came down to 29.7 degrees last night.
The city also received traces of rain during the night hours.

The weather officials have predicted another round of rain or thunderstorm over the next 24 hours.

An intense heat wave had scorched the capital over the past few days. On June 1, Delhi recorded a maximum of 44.4 degrees Celsius, and a minimum of 34.3 degrees, the highest of the season.

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First Published: Monday, June 4, 2012 - 00:13

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