Rainfall in parts of Delhi-NCR brings relief from searing heat
- The IMD said relief is expected from Saturday with predictions of rain along with gusty winds from May 21 to 24.
Parts of Delhi and Gurugram received rainfall on Friday, bringing some relief from the scorching heat over the past few days. Stormy weather with lightning were also reported from some areas of Noida.
The weather office had earlier predicted a partly cloudy sky with the possibility of development of thunder and lightning.
Citizens of the national capital had woken up to a warm morning with the minimum temperature settling two notches above normal at 28.2 degrees Celsius, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
The maximum temperature rose to 43.6 degrees, three degrees above normal, at Safdarjung, the city's base weather station.
The IMD said further relief is expected from Saturday with predictions of rain along with gusty winds from May 21 to 24.
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