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Overcast sky, duststorm brings collness in Delhi

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, Apr 19 (UNI) High speed winds and a heavily overcast sky today brought about a sudden coolness in the weather in the Capital with the mercury recording a low of 32 degree C for the second consecutive day.

The heavy clouds in the sky also led to traces of rain in several areas of Delhi towards noon.

After a day which saw the Sun shine clear and bright, Delhiites today woke up to a heavily overcast sky, the second time in the last one week that the clouds have hovered over the Delhi skyline.

Though the minimum temperature rose to 19.5 Degree, the cool winds continued to provide relief for people of Delhi from the scorching Summer heat.

Earlier on Monday, heavy clouds in the sky, coupled with cool dust storms had plummeted the maximum temperature in the capital to 34 Degree C, and the minimum to 18.6 Degree C, from 20.4 Deg C 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 thundry squall, which began on the evening of April 9, brought down 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 the temperature.

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.

Weathermen say the sudden build up of clouds and cool weather since the second week of April is largely an offshoot of an upper air movement originating from West Rajasthan, which has set off a series of moist and cool winds in the capital since April 9.

The relief in weather is likely to continue tomorrow with the weather office forecasting a partly cloudy sky with the dust and haze and the possibility of thunderstorms, accompanied by squalls in some areas.

However, with the Upper air cyclonic movement likely to dissipate by Friday, the temperature in the capital is likely to rise again, the weather office said.

The maximum temperature would remain at 33 degrees tomorrow, they said.

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