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Early dust storm gives way to a hot day in Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A dust storm hit the national capital early today, killing an 18-year-old man and injuring 13 others, although the sun shone brightly the rest of the day with the maximum temperature settling at 40.2 degrees Celsius.

The Police Control Room (PCR) received 78 calls during the storm that started around 3 am.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 25 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average, said a

The humidity oscillated between 67 and 23 per cent.

For tomorrow, the has forecast partly cloudy skies along with the likelihood of rain and thundershowers with gusty winds towards evening and night.

"The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to hover at 41 and 26 degrees respectively," the weatherman said.

The Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning for next 72 hours anticipating similar conditions across large parts of north India, including

According to the warning bulletin issued in the morning, "Thunderstorm accompanied withgustywinds (with speed 50-70 kms) verylikely at isolatedplaces overJammu&Kashmir, HimachalPradesh,Uttarakhand,Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and "

The same predictions have been made for tomorrow at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana,Chandigarh,andUttarPradesh.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 21:15 IST