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Rains bring relief to Delhi

Rains lashed the national capital on Wednesday offering some respite from the searing heat prevailing for the past few days.

The minimum temperature fell two notches below the season's average and was recorded at 26 degrees Celsius.

After 11.8 mm rain on June 1, a hot and humid spell had hit the city but rains on Wednesday brought some relief.

"The sky will remain generally cloudy throughout the day. Rains are very likely to occur even in the later part of the day," an official from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 37 degrees Celsius.

The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 57 per cent.

Delhi residents suffered under a searing sun on Tuesday as the mercury touched 43.6 degrees Celsius, three notches above the normal.

Even the minimum temperature rose seven notches above the season's average and was recorded at 34.2 degrees Celsius.

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