Light rains brought the mercury down on Thursday evening, giving Delhiites some relief from the scorching heat.
Though the capital recieved only 0.2 mm rainfall, it was enough to bring the mercury down by three degree Celsius from the day’s maximum temperature of 41.4 degree Celsius.
The maximum temperature showed an increase from Wednesday’s 40.6 degree Celsius. The minimum temperature, however, dropped by 1.1 degrees to 26.4 degree Celsius.
“The rains were caused by a western disturbance. Though the city witnessed traces of rainfall, the Palam observatory recorded 7.5 mm,” said a duty officer at the met department. The humidity levels were between 25 and 53 per cent.
The weatherman predicted that the minimum and maximum temperatures will be between 26 and 40 degrees on Friday with partly cloudy sky and possibility of thunderstorms in some areas.
Delhi Metro affected
On the flip side, the hailstorm and rain affected Metro services on Line 3/4 (Dwarka-Noida/Anand Vihar) from 5:30 pm to 6 pm. The track circuit between Dwarka Sector 12 and Kirti Nagar failed at some points due to sudden variation of weather from dry to wet.