Clouds hover on skyline, but humidity raises mercury to 38 deg C

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New Delhi, June 6 (UNI) For the second day today, clouds hovered over the Delhi skyline even as a rise in humidity levels led to an upswing in mercury to 38 degrees Celsius.

For the second day in succession, Delhi was hit by light overnight rains.

The clouds and rains, however, led to a sharp increase in humidity, which left Delhiites in severe discomfort.

The maximum temperature rose, from 35.8 degrees Celsius yesterday, to 38 degrees C.

The minimum also rose to 27 degrees C.

The cloudy weather could persist in the city till the weekend with likelihood of rain and thundershowers in some areas.

''Isolated rain/thundershowers accompanied with thundersquall are likely over Northwest India during the next two to three days,'' the Met office said.

It has forecast a partly cloudy sky in the national capital during the next 24 hours with rain/thundershowers in some areas, besides a drop in maximum temperature to 37 degrees C.

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