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Rains lash parts of Delhi, flights diverted

By Pti

New Delhi, July 2: Rains lashed several parts of the national capital in the evening after dust-laden winds swept the city, even as the maximum temperature settled at 37.8 degrees Celsius.

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Humidity levels oscillated between 77 per cent and 49 per cent.

"The maximum temperature was recorded at 37.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above the normal while the minimum temperature settled at 29.9 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal," an MeT Department official said.

At least six Delhi-bound flights have been diverted to other destinations due to rains in the city. They include five Air India flights, and a Vistara flight, sources in the Delhi airport said, adding that the number could rise.

Jet Airways in a tweet informed that delay in departure and arrival of planes could range up to 30 minutes. While the day was sunny and sultry, rains lashed a few areas around 8 pm.

The weatherman has predicted partly cloudy sky for tomorrow morning with possibility of rainfall in some areas towards the evening.

"The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to settle around 38 degrees Celsius and 30 degrees Celsius, respectively," the official said. Yesterday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 36.4 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature had settled at 29 degrees Celsius.


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