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Dust storm, light rains bring down mercury in Delhi


New Delhi: Squalls and dust storms accompanied with light rains lashed the national capital this evening bringing the mercury down to 31 degrees Celsius.

Light rains hit the capital city at around 9 PM. A dust storm blowing at a speed of 92 km per hour hit Palam observatory, while it hit Safdarjung at a speed of 52 km per hour, MeT said.

Safdarjung observatory, reading of which is considered as the official figure for the city, received 0.4 mm rainfall till 8.30 am while areas under Palam, Ridge and Aaya Nagar recorded 3.2 mm, 0.4 mm and 3 mm rainfall, respectively, said a MeT department official.

Lodhi Road recorded traces of rainfall till 8.30 am.

The maximum temperature was recorded at 31 degrees Celsius, the official said.

The humidity oscillated between 79 and 43 per cent. The MeT department has predicted dust storm and thunderstorm along with a squall for tonight and for tomorrow.

“Tomorrow the sky will be partly cloudy. Dust storm and thunderstorm, accompanied by squall, is likely to occur. The maximum and minimum temperature is likely to hover around 37 and 26 degrees Celsius,” he said.

Yesterday, maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 41.5 and 31.6 degrees Celsius.

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