Light rain, thundershowers cool Delhi

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New Delhi, Apr 1 (UNI) Light rains and thundershowers hit the Capital early this morning, bringing down the mercury and providing relief to Delhiites from the 'unusual heat' experienced since Holi.

The light rains, which hit the city overnight, followed a heavily overcast sky since last evening. A total of 1.6 mm rain was recorded till 0830 hours.

The rain, accompanied by thundershowers, brought some coolness to the weather in Delhi which has been experiencing unusually hot conditions over the last ten days. The minimum temperature dropped from 22.6 degrees Celcius yesterday to 19.6 degrees today.

Infact, the mercury in the capital rose up to 36.4 degrees on Sunday, making it the hottest March 31 in the last five years.

Weathermen attribute the rain and thundershowers to the influence of a fresh upper air cyclonic storm originating from Haryana and its neighbourhood.

Under the influence of the cyclonic storm, more rain and thundershowers could be witnessed in the city in the next three to four days.

The Met office has forecast a generally cloudy sky in Delhi during the next 24 hours with likelihood of one or two spells of rain or thundershowers in the city.

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