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Met Dept predict rain and dust storms in Delhi from today

New Delhi: After facing scorching heat since the past few days, Delhi may now look forward to a cooler week ahead with the Met department predicting thunderstorms and rain. A dust storm or thunderstorm on Monday evening could set the stage for showers on Tuesday and Wednesday and marginally lower temperatures, the weatherman said on Sunday.

The day saw the mercury touch 42.6°C, two notches above normal, while the minimum temperature was 30.6°C, three above the average. With the humidity ranging between 45% and 85%, the day was clammy and uncomfortable.

The maximum will be around 42°C on Monday and 40°C on Tuesday but the rain and thunderstorm could bring the minimum down to 29°C, said the forecast. The weekend is also set to be pleasant with rain on Saturday, bringing temperatures down further to 38°C (maximum) and 27°C (minimum).

Overnight rain last Sunday (May 29) had cooled down the city, bringing the maximum temperature down to 36.7°C, four below normal. But the relief had been short-lived.