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Mercury drops to 37.3 deg C in the capital

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, June 13 (UNI) Thick clouds, accompanied with dust today led to a sharp drop in the mercury in the capital to 37.3 degrees Celsius, bringing some relief from the heat wave of the last week.

A thick cloud cover enveloped the skyline since morning, bringing the mercury down by four degree Celsius, from 41.3 degrees yesterday to 37.3 degrees today, nearly three degrees below normal, weather office said.

Giving further relief from the scorching hot conditions were dust raising winds and squall which had been blowing through many parts of Delhi since last night.

The weatherman said the dust and haze had brought about a sharp drop in mercury by blocking the heat of the Sun.

It was the second consecutive day that mercury recorded a sharp drop from the previous day. A fresh phase of Westerly winds had led to a drop in the mercury to 41.3 degree yesterday, from 43.6 degree Celsius on Sunday.

A heavy squall, accompanied with slight rainfall, were witnessed in some areas of East Delhi last evening, bringing down the mercury by several degrees, the met office said.

The coming days are also likely to witness relief from the heat wave with the weather office predicting a partly cloudy sky accompanied by dust and haze and thunderstorms accompanied with squall in some areas in the next 24 hours.

The weatherman have forecasted a maximum temperature of 38 degrees Celsius tomorrow. The weather office has also predicted light showers for Friday and Saturday.

From nearly 30 degrees Celsius over the last weekend, mercury rose to 38.3 degree last Monday, and subsequently to 40 degrees on Tuesday, to 40.4 degrees on Wednesday, 41.4 degrees C on Thursday, to 42.8 degrees C on Friday and further to 43.6 degree Celsius on Sunday.

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