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Delhi swelters in heat; likely showers offer relief

Delhi residents suffered sweltering heat on Tuesday as the mercury touched 42.8 degrees Celsius, and the Met Office offered some respite with forecast of showers towards evening hours and on Wednesday.

"The maximum temperature of 42.8 degrees was four notches above the season's average. Delhi and adjoining areas could record light rain towards the night," the India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

The minimum temperature on Tuesday was 28.2 degrees, three notches above the season's average.

According to private weather forecaster Skymet, dust and thunder storms accompanied by rain may occur at a few places in east Delhi, New Delhi, south Delhi, and Haryana's Faridabad, Gurgaon, Jhajjar, Mewat, Palwal, Rewari, and Rohtak, Rajasthan's Alwar, and Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh, Bulandshahr, Gautam Buddha Nagar and Hapur districts.

The IMD forecast a partly cloudy sky on Wednesday, with possibility of rain accompanied with lightning.

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