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Delhi-NCR: Going out this evening? You may face dust storms, thunderstorms

Delhi hasn't seen the last of dust storms, with the IMD predicting that another spell would soon hit the metro

IANS  |  New Delhi 

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A view of India Gate during a dust storm in New Delhi. Photo: PTI

Although it was clear skies for the capital on Saturday, the meteorological department issued storm warnings as the minimum temperature was recorded at 26.6 degrees Celsius.   

Sudden dust storms late on Friday in Delhi, Noida, and Ghaziabad brought down the surging mercury by one notch below the season's average.   

"The sky was mainly clear in the morning. However, there is possibility of dust storms and thunderstorms towards the afternoon and evening," an official forecast for the Capital Region.    

The humidity at 8.30 am was 54 per cent. 

The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 42 degrees Celsius.

The maximum temperature on Friday settled at 42 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 30 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average.

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First Published: Sat, June 02 2018. 11:49 IST