Overcast sky, thundershowers plummet mercury to 36.8 Deg C

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New Delhi, May 5 (UNI) For the second day today, thundershowers and an overcast sky brought respite for people of Delhi from the scorching heat of the past couple of weeks, plummeting mercury in the capital city to 36.8 degree celsius.

The clouds and the thundershowers, which hit the capital city late last evening, brought about a sharp fall in maximum temperature, from 43 degrees Celsius yesterday, to 36.8 degrees C, three degrees below normal.

Though the cloud cover led to a slight rise in minimum temperature this morning to 29 degrees C, the sharp drop in maximum temperature came as a considerable relief for Delhiites who have been, for the past two weeks, experiencing a severe heat wave.

The relief from the heat wave in Delhi could persist over the next few days with the weathermen forecast the ongoing thunderstorm activity to stay in the Capital for the next 24 hours.

''The current meteorological analysis suggests that in association with a Western disturbance and its induced cyclonic circulation, the ongoing rain and thundershowers over the Western Himalayan Region and duststorm/thunderstorm over plains of Northwest India are likely today also. Also, heat wave conditions over Northwest India are not likely during the next 3-4 days,''the weathermen said.

Infact, the weathermen have forecast isolated duststorms or thunderstorms over Delhi and other parts of Northwest India during the next three days.

They have also forecast thundersqualls in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Chandigarh and Uttar Pradesh during the next 48 hours.

The Met office has forecast a partly cloudy sky in Delhi during the next 24 hours with rain or thundershowers likely in some areas.

They have also forecast a maximum temperature of 39 degrees C tomorrow.

After two weeks of scorching heat, clouds and thunderstorm in the Capital last evening brought some coolness in the air. The clouds and thunderstorm also led to some rainfall in the city overnight.

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