Sultry conditions in Capital, mercury rises to 37.2 deg C

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New Delhi, Jun 10 (UNI) After cool weather over the last two days, sultry weather conditions prevailed in the capital today with a sharp rise in humidity, causing the mercury to soar to 37.2 degrees Celsius.

A sharp rise in humidity to nearly 70 per cent led to a rise in the maximum temperature, from 35.2 degrees yesterday, to 37.2 Degree C.

Earlier, a cool breeze and a cloudy sky in the morning led to a slight drop in minimum temperature to 26.1 degrees Celsius, three degrees below normal.

Some abatement in sultry conditions is likely to occen towards the weekend with the weatherman forecasting some heavy rains in several parts of northwest India, including Delhi, from June 13 onwards.

''Fairly widespread rainfall activity is likely over central India and adjoining northwest India from June 13,'' the Met office said.

The Met office has forecast a partly cloudy sky here during the next 24 hours with rain and thundershowers in a few areas.

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