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Squall lash Delhi, brings relief from searing heat

A squall, packed with a wind-speed of up to 74 km per hour, and rains hit Delhi late on Sunday night and adjacent areas.

india Updated: May 15, 2006 02:06 IST

A squall, packed with a wind-speed of up to 74 km per hour, and rains hit Delhi late on Sunday night and adjacent areas, plummeting the temperature in a big relief to residents from scorching heat throughout the day.

The squall and rains followed a strong dust storm that toppled trees and electric poles in several localities but there was no immediate report of casualties or damage to buildings or other structures.

Triggered by air air circulation over Punjab, adjacent areas of central Pakistan and north Rajasthan, the squall, brought down the temperature from 33 degrees half an hour earlier to 26 degrees, met office said.

Power distribution companies snapped supply in several areas as a precautionary measure while in other areas felling of electric poles led to disruption of power supply.

Delhi recorded 8 mm of rains till well past midnight and Churu, one of the hottest places in Rajasthan, registered 2mm of rains, met office here said.

Rains also hit Delhi, Dehradun, Hissar and Ambala.