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Gusty winds sweep Delhi; light rain and thunderstorm likely

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

winds swept across the national capital today in a relief to Delhiites from the scorching sun.

The maximum temperature settled at 41.8 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, while the minimum settled at 26.1 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year, said a

In an alert issued by the (IMD) this evening, it said a spell of light rain and thunderstorm accompanied with winds at a speed of

50-70 km per hour will hit the city and the region in three hours.

The humidity oscillated between 60 and 17 per cent.

The MeT has also forecast cloudy skies along with the likelihood of light rain and thundershowers accompanied with squall towards the evening and night.

"The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to hover at 42 and 28 degrees Celsius, respectively tomorrow," the weatherman said.

Yesterday, the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 40.2 degrees and 25 degrees Celsius, respectively.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 19:55 IST