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After a sunny morning in Delhi, thunderstorm likely in evening

According to the Meteorological Department, there is possibility of cloudy conditions prevailing on Friday, leading to thunderstorm in the evening or night.

delhi Updated: May 18, 2018 17:34 IST
Press Trust of India
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A file photo of a sudden thunder storm and dust storm in New Delhi, India on Sunday. (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Delhiites today woke up to a sunny morning, a day after gusty winds coupled with light rains hit the national capital.

According to the Meteorological (MeT) Department, there is possibility of cloudy conditions prevailing later in the day, leading to thunderstorm in the evening or night.

However, the day temperature will continue to remain above 40 degrees Celsius, an official of the department said.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 26.7 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year. The humidity level recorded at 8.30 am was 43 per cent.

“The city may witness thunderstorm in the evening or night today. The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 42 degrees Celsius,” he said.

Yesterday, gusty winds coupled with light rain hit the city, bringing relief to Delhiites from heat conditions. Gusty wind at a speed of up to 71 km per hour hit the city the last evening.

The maximum temperature yesterday settled at 41.8 degrees Celsius while the minimum was 26.1 degrees Celsius.

First Published: May 18, 2018 17:33 IST