New Delhi: Rains and dust storms lashed the national capital on Saturday, giving the much needed respite to Delhiites from scorching heat. According to the MeT office, mercury dropped by as much as 10.2 degrees after the spell of rain which lasted around 45 minutes. Temperature came down from 37.8 deg C at 5:30 pm to 27.6 deg C at 6:30 pm.
The showers also caused trouble as many parts of the city, including Laxmi Nagar, ITO, Kashmere Gate, Munirka, Dwarka and Dhaula Kuan, witnessed waterlogging and traffic snarls.
Earlier, it was hot and sultry throughout the day as mercury rose to 39.8 deg C which was four degrees above normal and 2.7 degrees up from Friday's 37.1 deg C. Minimum temperature was registered one notch above normal at 28.5 deg C, significantly up from previous day's 25.9 deg C. Humidity remained between 83 and 40 per cent respectively.
The MeT office has predicted generally cloudy sky on Sunday with possibility of rain and thundershowers in some areas. Maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to be at 37 and 28 deg C respectively.