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Heavy clouds, thunderstorms result in mercury plummeting to 34 Deg C

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, Apr 17 (UNI) Heavy clouds in the sky, coupled with cool dust storms, plummeted the mercury in the capital to 34 Degree Celsius, providing tremendous relief to the people of Delhi from the scorching Summer heat.

The clouds and the duststorm also led to a drop in minimum temperature to 18.6 Degree Celsius, from 20.4 Degree celsius yesterday.

For the first time over the last fortnight, Delhiites, who have been experiencing scorching heat since the last week of March, today woke up to an overseas sky.

The cool weather brought about by the duststorm and the heavy clouds, came as a welcome relief for the people of Delhi, who have been experiencing temperatures upwards of 38 Degree Celsius during the last week of March and the first week of April.

The decrease in temperature today is a continuation of the trend of a fall in mercury in the Capital over the last one week.

Ever since a thundry squall, which began on the evening of April 9, plummeted the mercury from 40.4 Degree Celsius on April 9 to 36 Degree Celsius on April 10, cool winds have been bringing about a consistent drop in mercury.

From a high of more than 23 degree Celsius on April 10, the minimum dropped to 19.5 degree Celsius On April 11. Subsequen days saw a further drop to 17.6 Degree Celsius.

The relief in weather is likely to continue tommorow with the weather office forecasting a partly cloudy sky, with thunderstorms and duststorms in Delhi. They have also predicted a high speed squall in some areas.

The BBC has forecast light showers in Delhi for tomorrow.

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