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Mercury rises to 38.3 degrees c

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, June 5 (UNI) After three days of pleasant weather in the capital, which saw cool South Easterly winds and a heavily overcast sky plummet the mercury to eight to ten degrees below normal, the mercury rose to 38.3 degrees Celcius today.

The sharp rise in mercury, from 31.1 degrees C on Saturday, was largely an offshoot of the decreasing influence of the upper air cyclonic movement which lead to a heavy overcast sky and light rains over the weekend, weatherman said.

The cyclonic storm led to light showers on Friday, bringing down the mercury by as much as ten degrees celsius, from 41 degrees C on Thursday to 31 degrees C on Friday.

''The cyclonic air movement, which originated from Haryana and its neighbouring areas, was active over the weekend but has now considerably weakened as it is on its way to other areas,''the weather office said.

So, while Delhi is unlikely to witness, at least for another week, a return to sultry conditions that characterised the weather last week, there is little likelihood of heavy rains.

The met office have forecast a partly cloudy sky with possibility of thindershowers or rains, accompanied with squalls, in some areas.

The maximum temperature tomorrow is likely to be 38 Degree C.

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