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Rains cool Delhi, mercury dips to 21.8 deg C

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Overnight rains in parts of the national capital brought some relief to people from the scorching heat as the mercury dropped considerably today to settle at a pleasant 21.8 degrees Celsius.

The maximum temperature too registered a fall and is likely to hover around 34 degrees Celsius later in the day.

"The areas under Safdarjung, Lodhi Road, Palam, Aayangar and Ridge observatories recorded a rainfall of 18 mm, 21.2 mm, 25.9 mm, 33 mm, and 10.8 mm respectively," a Department official said.

The Safdarjung observatory, whose recording is considered official for the city, registered a low of 21.8 degrees Celsius this morning, six notches below the normal.

Yesterday, the maximum and minimum temperature had settled at 39.6 and 28.6 degrees respectively.

However, the relative humidity level shot up in the morning, recording around 98 per cent, the official said.

The weatherman has forecast a generally cloudy sky later in the day, with thunderstorm and rain.

"The maximum and minimum temperature tomorrow are likely to hover around 34 and 25 degrees Celsius, respectively," he said.

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First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 11:22 IST