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Temp rises in Delhi after heavy rains

New Delhi: A day after the city witnessed record showers for the month of April, mercury rose by a few notches as the minimum temperature settled at 23.2 degrees Celsius.

According to the Safdarjung observatory, the reading of which is considered the official marker, Delhi recorded 0.4 mm rainfall from 8.30 PM last night till 8.30 AM this morning.

Observatory at Ayanagar recorded a low of 19.2 degrees Celsius and 2.2 mm of rainfall. Palam weather station posted 23.2 degrees Celsius and 2.4 mm of rainfall in this period.

The relative humidity level was 57 per cent, a MeT official said.

Heavy rains lashed the capital yesterday as the city recorded the highest rainfall in Delhi for any day in April in the last five years.

The maximum temperature yesterday was recorded at 34.5 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year while the minimum temperature was pegged at 20.1 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average.

–PTI