Not monsoons, but respite in New Delhi; heavy rains reported

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New Delhi, June 14: Residents of New Delhi got respite from the unbearable heat and the soaring temperatures yesterday when it rained heavily. This started with strong wind and heavy rains, along with hailstorms in certain places in the city. Many people were held unaware and got drenched, but did not complain.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had deduced thunderstorms and cloudy skies in many parts of the city, but rainfall was unlikely.

Till yesterday, the mercury reached a 62-year-high of 47.8 degrees celsius in certain parts of the national capital. Delhi experienced a hot morning and the minimum temperature settled three notches above the season's average at 30.5 degrees celsius.

Wednesday's maximum temperature settled four notches above the season's average at 43.6 degrees celsius, while the minimum temperature was recorded three notches above the season's average at 31.2 degrees celsius.

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