Sunlight, rise in humidity raise mercury to 39.3 deg C

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New Delhi, May 6 (UNI) A day after clouds and thundershowers, accompanied by rainfall cooled down the air in the city, it was back to a clear sky here with the mercury rising to 39.3 degrees Celsius.

The heat of the Sun, coupled with a rise in humidity, resulted in a rise in maximum temperature, from 36 degrees C yesterday, to 39.3 degrees C.

Last night's rain and thundershowers, however, mantained a cool air in the city in the morning with the minimum temperature dropping to 24.8 degrees C.

The rise in mercury notwithstanding, the weathermen said it was not the return of the heat wave that had been sweeping the city over the last couple of weeks.

The coming few days could witness a return to cool environs in Delhi with weathermen forecasting some rain or thundershowers in the city in the next 24 hours.

''Current Meteorological analysis suggest isolated rain/thundershowers accompanied with squall are likely over parts of Northwest India during the next 24 hours. Under the current scenario, maximum temperatures are likely to increase over Northwest India till May 8. However, heat wave conditions are not likely to develop,'' the Met office said.

The relief from heat wave could continue towards the weekend with weathermen forecasting Isolated rain/thundershowers over Northwest India from May 9 under the influence of a Western disturbance.

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 likelihood of thundersqualls in some areas.

They have forecast a maximum temperature of 39 fegreed C tomorrow.

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