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Delhi receives light rainfall, temp dips

New Delhi: Cloudy skies, light rains and gusty winds gave some respite to Delhiities Tuesday from the scorching heat. The maximum temperature was recorded at 30.7 degrees Celsius, six notches above the normal, while the minimum settled at 20.5 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal, the Meteorological (MeT) office said. However, this was nearly 10 degrees lesser than what was recorded Monday.

Several parts of the city received light rains and witnessed gusty winds at different intervals of the day. The MeT Department attributed the change in the temperatures to a western disturbance that impacted several parts of north India, including Delhi.

While 1.1 mm rainfall was recorded till 8:30 am, the MeT office registered 0.2 mm rainfall till 5:30 pm. The humidity levels oscillated between 83 and 47 per cent. The temperatures are expected to drop Wednesday as cloudy skies and gusty winds are likely during the day. "We can expect comfortable weather to persist on Wednesday as well. As per the weathermen, we can expect more pre-monsoon activities on Wednesday, but with a reduced intensity," Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency, said.

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