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Showers bring relief to Delhiites on weekend

In a respite from the heatwave, Delhiites woke up to showers and a pleasant weather on Sunday. Met Department has predicted rains over several areas of northern and western part of the country in the next few days.

delhi Updated: Jun 14, 2015 13:22 IST
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Hindustan Times
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Sunday morning showers finally provided succour to the residents of Delhi after weeks of blistering high temperatures, bringing down the mercury level by several degrees over the weekend.

After a massive dust storm on Saturday, intermittent showers continued and the city received moderate rainfall of 25.7mm. Light rains are expected to continue for the next couple of days.

In pics: Delhi receives pre-monsoon showers

Palam station recorded 37.0mm of rainfall, Lodhi Road 24.8mm and Aya Nagar 51.7mm since Saturday morning, said a Met official.

The rain brought down the minimum temperature to 20.5°C, seven degrees below the normal for this time of the season, he said.

The maximum temperature is expected to be 38°C. The minimum and maximum temperatures on Saturday were recorded at 29°C and 39.7°C respectively.

The humidity level rose because of the rain and was recorded at 100% at 8.30 am. Overall, Sunday would remain pleasant with a partly cloudy sky and rain. Thundershowers are expected in some parts of the city, the official said.

(With inputs from agencies)

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First Published: Jun 14, 2015 13:01 IST