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Bright sunlight notwithstanding, down movement of mercury continues

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New Delhi, Apr 18 (UNI) The downwards movement of mercury continues! Despite the Sun shining clear and bright today, after the heavily overcast sky yesterday, cool winds led to a sharp drop in mercury to 32.2 degree C, nearly four Degrees below normal.

The winds also also resulted in the minimum temperature dropping to 17.1 degree C, four degrees below normal, from 18.6 degrees yesterday.

Yesterday too, heavy clouds in the sky, coupled with cool dust storms, brought down the maximum temperature in the capital to 34 degrees, and the minimum to 18.6 degrees, from 20.4 on Sunday.

The fall in mercury today is a continuation of the trend in the Capital since the second week of April.

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

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

The relief in weather is likely to continue tomorow with the weather office forecasting a partly cloudy sky with the possibility of thunderstorms. They have also predicted a high speed squall in some areas.

The maximum temperature could, however, record a slight rise to 35 Degree c tomorrow, the weathermen said.

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