New Delhi: Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds on Thursday brought welcome relief from soaring temperatures to Delhiites.
The minimum temperature in the morning was 28.4 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average.
The rain appreciably brought down the temperature much to the relief of residents. The morning was warm and sultry. But by the afternoon, the sky became cloudy and there was rainfall in the capital and its adjoining areas, including Noida in Uttar Pradesh.
The sudden change in weather followed a storm with strong winds felling a few trees and forcing travellers to run for shelter, reminding Delhiites of dust storm and heavy rains which killed more than 10 people in the month of May.
The Met Office has forecast more rain during the day. "Rain was expected on Thursday. More rainfall is likely in the day," said an official of the India Meteorological Department.
Wednesday's maximum temperature had settled five notches above the season's average at 38.2 degrees Celsius, while the minimum was recorded at 27.5 degrees, a notch above the season's average.