Heavy afternoon downpour brings down temprature

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New Delhi, Apr 4 (UNI) A heavy downpour accompanied by a duststorm, this afternoon brought down temprature in and around the national capital.

The maximum temperature dipped to 25.3 degree Celsius, a deviation of seven degrees below normal, after the Capital received 2.8 mm rainfall in the past 24 hours. Ruling out this as pre-monsoon showers, Met officials said such rain was not unusual for this time of the year.

The Weatherman explained that the rain was caused by a cyclonic circulation. A strong western disturbance over Jammu and Kashmir and parts of Uttaranchal and Himachal has built up a cyclonic circulation over Rajasthan and its neighbouring areas. This circulation is causing precipitation in Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi and parts of Punjab.

Delhiites enjoyed another breezy day when the sun stayed hidden behind the clouds.

The weather office has predicted light rain in the next 24 hours and a partly cloudy sky on Saturday. The maximum temperature is expected to stay around 27 degrees. According to Met officials, the current spell is expected to continue till at least Sunday.

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