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Mild winds, thunderstorm likely in next 48 hours

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A day after saw a severe dust storm and winds at 107 kmph killing two people here, the national capital on Monday saw a calm day, though the predicting storm and winds of less severity for 48 hours starting Tuesday.

The maximum temperature on Monday settled at 36.7 degree Celsius, three notches below the season's average, while the minimum temperature settled at 23 degrees, two notches below the season's average.

According to analysts, due to about four degrees' drop in maximum temperature over the past 24 hours and the weakening of cyclonic formation, the and thunderstorm over and adjoining areas would be less intense.

The (IMD) forecasted 50 to 60 kmph winds in isolated pockets of over the next two days.

"Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds (speed reaching 50-60 kmph) is very likely at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, and Tripura," an IMD said.

On Tuesday, according to the IMD, Delhi will see generally cloudy sky with light rain or drizzle.

"There are mild chances of rains, winds and duststorms... The temperature will start rising towards Wednesday and is likely to reach 40 degrees within two-three days," Mahesh Palwat, Director, analyst said.

On Monday, the humidity oscillated between 43 and 54 per cent. Delhi has recorded a 4.2mm rainfall in the past 24 hours.

Sunday's maximum temperature settled at 40.8 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature was recorded at 26.7 degrees Celsius.



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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 23:52 IST