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Mercury on rise in Capital

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New Delhi, Apr 20 (UNI) After pleasent weather over the last ten days the national capital would soon experience scorching hot conditions, as weathermen forecast a rise in the mercury in the coming days.

The mercury today rose to 34 degrees Celsius, from yesterday's 32 degrees Celsius.

Weathermen said the mercury could register a further rise since the upper air cyclonic storm, originating from Rajasthan, had moved away from the Capital. This would set off a series of dry winds over the Union Territory in the following days, they added.

The mercury would rise to 35 degrees Celsius in couple of days and touch 38 degrees Celsius mark on Monday, they said, adding the minimum temperature on Tuesday could touch a high level of 22 degrees Celsius.

However, the Weather office predicts a partly cloudy sky with thunderstorms over the next 24 hours.

''Over the last ten days, the weather in Delhi remained pleasant due to the upper air cyclonic movement, which set off cool and moist winds over the Capital, plummeting the mercury to below normal levels,'' the Met office said.

''However, with the cyclonic movement dissipating, Delhi could witness a return of scorching heat conditions due to a series of dry winds blowing across Delhi,'' it added.

UNI AR VJ HT1725

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