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Rains lash national capital

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New Delhi: A dust storm accompanied by light rains lashed the national capital tonight bringing relief to the city dwellers from the scorching heat.

Dust storm coupled with light rains hit several parts of the city at around 9:30 PM, MeT said.

The city battling with hot weather since the past few days, recorded a maximum temperature of 41.5 degrees Celsius today.

“Safdarjung observatory, reading of which is considered as the official figure for the city, recorded a maximum temperature of 41.5 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average while the minimum temperature settled at 31.6 degrees Celsius, five notches above normal,” a MeT department official said.

Palam observatory registered a maximum temperature of 42.7 degrees Celsius, a notch above the normal.

The humidity level oscillated between 48 and 28 per cent.

The MeT office has predicted rains accompanied by dust storm and thunderstorm tomorrow evening and night.

“The skies will be partly cloudy. Rain accompanied by dust storm and thunderstorm is likely to occur towards evening and night tomorrow,” the weatherman said.

“The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover around 39 and 30 degrees respectively,” he added.

Yesterday, maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 41.2 and 30.6 degrees Celsius in the city.

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