Rain, thundershowers bring down mercury to 34.5 C
New Delhi, June 17 (UNI) A fresh spell of rainfall and thundershowers today brought down the mercury in the capital by nearly five degrees, bringing about a sudden coolness in the weather.
The thundershowers and the rain this morning, which followed a squall last night, plummeted the maximum temperature in the capital to 34.4 degrees Celsius, from 39 degrees C yesterday.
The drop to 34.5 degrees C, five degrees below normal, brought about a coolness in the weather.
The rain also led to a drop in minimum temperature by four degrees from 22 degrees C yesterday to 18 degrees C today.
About 13.6 mm of rainfall was recorded, the weather office said.
The rain and the consequent drop in mercury is a welcome relief from the heat wave of the previous week, which saw the mercury shoot above 43 degrees C.
Delhi could witness more rainfall later today or tomorrow with the weathermen predicting a generally cloudy sky with rain and thundershowers accompanied by squall during the next 24 hours.
The coolness in the weather today is also expected to remain tomorrow with the weather office predicting a maximum temperature of 35 degrees C tomorrow.
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